West 1-1 Maine Road – West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC

West 1-1 Maine Road

Saturday 26th September 2020, pre-season friendly

West 1 (Heathcote 60)
Maine Road 1 (55)

West played out a draw with South Manchester neighbours Maine Road in their final pre-season friendly before the NWCFL kicks off.

After an open and occasionally feisty first period ended goalless, the visitors took the lead when a forward shot low across Andrew Jones and into the far corner of the net.

Chris Rowley’s side restored parity five minutes later – Marcus Dibble’s shot from outside the box was palmed away by former West man Conrad Betton, but Sam Heathcote was on hand to gobble up the scraps.

Theo Kidd had a chance to win the game for the home side in the closing moments, but he was unable to convert Billy Matthews’ cross as West moved a step closer to the league opener against Stockport Town next weekend.

West: Jones, Hancock, Gabidon, Delaney, Dibble, Clarke, Davis, Tinker, Heathcote, Ajayi, Swift. Subs: Sheridan, Westall, Kidd, Matthews, Gavin, Dale, McLellan, Trialist.