Preview: West v Golcar United – West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC

Preview: West v Golcar United

West are back at the Step Places Stadium as they compete in the first proper round of this season’s FA Vase, we welcome Northern Counties East Football League side Golcar United.

Key details

� Saturday 22nd October 2022, 3.00pm
� Isuzu FA Vase First Round Proper
� The Step Places Stadium, Brookburn Road, Chorlton, M21 8FE
� £6 / £4 / Under 12s £1 with an adult. Season Tickets cannot be used in this match. You can skip the queues and guarantee your ticket by buying from Shocal in advance:

� No parking at the ground – use Hardy Farm, M21 8DP
�️ Programme on sale for £2

Please help our volunteers and reduce queuing by arriving at least 15 minutes before kick-off and using correct change, if paying by cash and purchasing your ticket on the day.


After two cup exits in short succession, Chris Rowley’s side are looking to put things right in the FA Vase, as they play in front of the West faithful this weekend. Both away matches have been tough, but they will make this West side all the more determined to get the ball rolling again and secure some momentum before heading back into league action on Tuesday evening, in a big match versus Bury AFC.

In regard to team news, Curtis Miller made a return in Tuesday’s loss at Glossop, so he will be looking to continue his recovery, and Ben Elliott is looking to make a return to the starting line up after picking up a knock last Saturday.

The visitors come into this one off the back of two victories in their last five matches and they sit in 16th place in the NCEL Premier Division. With their start to the season in mind, they will be looking to kick on from here, and this match presents the perfect opportunity for them to do just that.

Both teams are going into this match with much determination to put their previous defeats behind them, so expect a hard fought 90 minutes.

As always, we look forward to seeing you and hearing you all in full force on Saturday, cheering the mighty West on! Come on West!

This week’s other notable FA Vase fixtures

Saturday, 3pm

Barnoldswick Town v Selby Town

Barton Town v Cheadle Town

Billingham Town v FC Isle of Man

Brocton v Wolverhampton Casuals

Campion v Bacup Borough

Darwen FC v Charnock Richard

FC St Helens v Penistone Church

Holker Old Boys v Whickham

Kendal Town v Longridge Town

Newent Town v Eccleshall

Sandbach United v Kimberley Miners Welfare

Squires Gate v Cammell Laird 1907

Thornaby v Pilkington

Winterton Rangers v Prestwich Heys

Sunday, 2pm

Bury AFC v Bishop Auckland