We return very quickly after our 2-2 draw with Burscough on Saturday, to take on Cheadle Town at Park Road this Tuesday evening as the NWCFL roadshow continues.
The groups of helpers tending to the pitch early on Saturday morning helped to give the game the go ahead, but this didn’t mean a fast start for the Shakers, going in behind at the break. Catch the highlights below.
A quick double from the front two of Briggs and Daniels at the start of the second half was just the tonic to spark Gigg Lane into life, but failing to take the chance to put the game beyond doubt came back to haunt us.
A foul on Tom Moore in the penalty area following a corner, Dec Daniels stepped up to put away his eighth goal in Bury colours. But Burscough stopper Kier Barry, had other ideas and got down low to keep the ball out and keep the visitors in the game with half an hour to go.
Heading into the final ten minutes, defender Ethan Darr stooped to head a looped effort out of reach of NWCFL Goalkeeper of the Month, Harry Wright and grab a share of the spoils in the process. A disappointing result which manager Dave McNabb remarked upon in his post-match interview below.
‘Playing Away’ – Episode Six
Opponents – Cheadle Town
The club was established in 1961 (as Grasmere Rovers), playing U16s Sunday league football in the Manchester & District League, developing up to U21s and winning their first championship in 1968, with a Premier Division title two seasons later.
The club made the step up into Saturday football by entering the Manchester League in 1972, moving in Park Road Stadium ten years later. A year later and now known by its current name, the club joined the newly-formed NWCFL.
One promotion to the top tier of the leagues was achieved in 1996, which they relinquished in 2001. With hopes high for a return to the top flight last season, the club achieved that under the stewardship of current manager Paul Marshall with a 3-1 play-off win against Sandbach United last summer.
Town have had a tough start to life back in the Premier Division and lie in 20th going into the weekend, with nine wins and four draws from 27 games so far. A run of four losses at the end of December has been improved upon with back-to-back wins as we’ve entered 2024, winning 5-0 and 3-1 respectively at Barlick and AFC Liverpool.
Advance tickets for this game are now onsale here
- Adults – £6
- Concessions – £4 (Over 60 / Under 16)
- Disabled (with carer) – £4
Travel & Parking
Ground: Park Road Stadium
Address: Park Road, Cheadle, Cheshire
Postcode: SK8 2AN
If you are travelling clockwise on the M60…. Leave the motorway at junction 3 (signposted A34 Congleton) and follow the slip road. You will come to a set of lights at the end of the slip road (just before you join the A34) and then again at a main crossroads shortly afterwards. Turn left here. Follow this road (the A560) and go straight ahead at the next set of lights, taking you through Cheadle village with The White Hart pub and St Mary’s Church on the left.
At the next set of lights at the end of Cheadle village – where the George & Dragon pub is on the right – bear right and follow the road. You will pass a BP petrol station on your left. You will need to turn right immediately after the small park on your right. This is Park Road. The ground is at the bottom of the road past the cemetery gates.
If you are travelling anti-clockwise on the M60…. Leave the motorway at junction 2 (signposted A560 Cheadle) and follow the slip road to the end – a roundabout – where you will need to turn right. Get in the right-hand lane as you approach the traffic lights and go straight on, taking the first left after the row of shops. This is Park Road. The ground is at the bottom of the road past the cemetery gates.
Parking: There is limited parking on Park Road itself and visitors are kindly asked NOT to park on the same side of the street as the houses. Please park on the opposite side of the road. We recommend driving down to the cemetery gates on arrival, turning around and heading back up Park Road before finding a space to park – that way you are “pointing in the right direction” for when you leave at the end of the match.
If parking is unavailable on Park Road then you can try one of the side streets off Councillor Lane or Stockport Road (A560) and take the short walk to the ground.
For evening kick-offs all visitors to Cheadle Town FC are kindly asked to respect our neighbours that live on Park Road and return to their vehicles quietly after the match.
Nearest Railway: Gatley (1.4 miles) / Stockport (2.4 miles)
Nearest Bus Route to Ground: The 11, 11A and 310 all pass the end of Park Road. Ask for Councillor Lane, Cheadle. All of these services depart from Stockport Bus Station and are relatively frequent.
On the day: The clubhouse will be serving hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverages on match day. The newly opened ‘Town Cafe’ offers an variety of hot and cold snacks. The Main Stand offers seating and standing that is sheltered from the elements. Toilets are located inside the clubhouse
Match Coverage & Live Stream
If you are unable to make the game, we’ll have all the live coverage across our media platforms.
Live Stream: For this game, we will have no live stream. Keep up-to-date with all our video content via the club’s YouTube Channel. Click to subscribe and never miss highlights and match reaction across the season.
Audio Commentary: Roch Valley Radio will be providing commentary for this game. Click here ahead of kick-off to listen live. Audio commentary will be provided for every game of the season, so you will never miss a piece of the action.
Social Media: Our team will also bring you in-depth text commentary via the club ‘MatchDay Live‘ Twitter feed, with team news and half time and full time updates available also on Facebook and feel like you are there with our match galleries and imagery available over on Instagram.
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Up the Shakers!