Dave McNabb’s side come into Saturday’s game away at Chadderton with a full week of training behind them after last weekend’s emphatic win away at Barnoldswick Town.
A squad made up of mainly Under 23s featured in Tuesday night’s Manchester Cup tie away at Glossop North End, which ended 2-0 to the oppositions.
Shakeel Jones-Griffiths & Lewis Gilboy also featured in the squad for the midweek trip, giving them both an opportunity to step up into a senior role.
In Opposition – Chadderton
The club was established in 1946 as Burnley Lane Estate Juniors and initially played in the Middleton Youth League. The following year the club moved to Mill Brow, started an adult team and were renamed Millbrow Football Club. After moving again the club was renamed North Chadderton Amateurs. At the time, the club played in the Oldham Amateur League, winning its Challenge Cup in 1954–55. They moved up to the Manchester Amateur League, winning the North division in 1955–56 and adopting their current name in 1957.
At the end of the 1958–59 season Chadderton were promoted to Division One. They were Division One champions in 1962–63, and also started playing in Division Two of the Manchester League. They were runners-up in Division Two in both 1962–63 and 1963–64, before winning the division in 1964–65. However, they were not promoted. The division was renamed Division One in 1966 and Chadderton were champions again in 1966–67, after which they were promoted to the Premier Division.
In 1980 Chadderton moved up to the Lancashire Combination. When the league merged with the Cheshire County League in 1982 to form the North West Counties League, Chadderton were founder members of Division Two. A third-place finish in 1988–89 saw them promoted to Division One. However, they finished bottom of Division One the following season and were relegated back to Division Two. Despite only finishing eleventh in 1991–92, the club were promoted to Division One again. They played in Division One until being demoted at the end of the 1997–98 season due to failing ground grading requirements. Division Two was renamed Division One in 2008.
A sixth-place finish in 2014–15 season saw Chadderton qualify for the promotion play-offs. However, they lost 2–1 to AFC Darwen in the semi-finals. In 2018 the club were placed in Division One North when the league gained another division. In 2022–23 they were runners-up in Division One North, qualifying for the play-offs. In the semi-finals they beat Euxton Villa on penalties after a 1–1 draw, before going on to defeat FC St Helens on penalties in the final (after another 1–1 draw), earning promotion to the Premier Division.
Chadderton are advising fans to buy a ticket ahead of this game, pay on the day will be available also.
- ADULT – £10
- CONCESSIONS – £4
U16s – £1
Tickets subject to booking fee
Travel & Parking
Address: The Falcon Fire Stadium, Andrew St, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 0JT
Nearest tram: Westwood. Head into Manchester from Bury, changing to the Oldham / Rochdale line and alighting at Westwood. The stadium is on the right, which is under a miles walk along Middleton Road towards Broadway.
Chadderton has a good bus route from Manchester, Oldham and Middleton. All buses stop at Chadderton Arcade which is 2 minute walk to the ground. 59 from Middleton, 59 from Oldham, 181 from Manchester Piccadilly.
Driving: A663 towards Chadderton/Oldham Thru lights at Gorse St Thru lights at Whitegate Lane (McDonalds on left). Thru lights at Foxdenton Lane (garage on left & pub on right Pass new School on left Thru lights at Hunt Lane. Right next lights A669 Middleton Road 2nd Left into Burnley St (towards Asda) 2nd left into Andrew St – ground entrance is 2nd on right.
Parking Facilities: The club car park is limited to players & officials. There is a small car park at the bottom of Andrew Street.
ASDA has a large car park close by with 3 hours parking limit. Street parking is limited.
When parking locally to the ground, supporters attending the game are requested to be mindful of local residents. Please leave space for residents to access properties at all times.
Ground Facilities: Club Lounge and bar on the first floor of the Clubhouse
Male, Female and Disabled toilets on ground floor level
A covered seated stand for 100 – free standing spectators on all four sides
Tea bar will be available pies, hot dogs, drinks etc.
Additional outside bar facility and additional burger bar and pizza catering outlets
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