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Football enthusiast reviewing from the lower leagues. Will be covering games from the Confrence down to the NWCFL. Based in the NorthWest but am aiming to travel far and wide. Any RT's on twitter, shares on Facebook or other endorsements of this site are much appreciated. Please get in touch if you would like me to report on your team and/or write match reports for your match programmes or website. @reviewnonleague on twitter Hope to see you at a Non-League ground near you.

Cheshire FA Awards 2016



The search for grassroots heroes in Cheshire has begun as the Cheshire FA has today announced that nominations for their annual Awards are now open.


The Awards aim to recognise and reward grassroots clubs, coaches and volunteers across the county who keep the national game alive. Nominees can be from any walk of life and the Cheshire FA is calling on locals to nominate their unsung heroes who have gone above and beyond in the name of football.  


The 14 award categories are:


• Cheshire FA Facility of the Year

• Cheshire FA Administrator of the Year

• Cheshire FA Welfare Officer of the Year

• Cheshire FA Coach of the Year

• Cheshire FA Development Programme of the Year

• Cheshire FA Social Media & Technology Award

• Cheshire FA Respect & Fair Play Club Award

• The FA McDonald’s Community Award – Young Volunteer of the Year (Under 25)

• The FA McDonald’s Community Award – Volunteer of the Year

• The FA McDonald’s Community Award – FA Charter Standard Club of the Year

• The FA McDonald’s Community Award – FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year

• The FA McDonald’s Community Award – FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year

• The FA McDonald’s Community Award – FA Charter Standard League of the Year

• The FA McDonald’s Community Award – People’s Award – Outstanding Contribution to Community Football


Nominations close on Thursday 31 March and the winners will be invited to receive their awards at the fourth annual Cheshire FA Awards Evening which is being held at Carden Park on Friday 3 June.


“The Cheshire FA and The FA McDonald’s Community Awards are an absolutely brilliant way to celebrate the selflessness of all those volunteers, clubs and leagues and the innumerable hours they put into supporting grassroots football,” said Simon Gerrard, Cheshire FA Chief Executive.


“Last year’s awards shone the spotlight on some incredible individuals and the work they do in in Cheshire, and I would encourage everyone involved in grassroots football to vote for someone who they think truly deserves an award.”


To learn more about the awards, find out about last year’s winners and nominate an individual, club or league from your community, log onto or e-mail

Pre-Season Friendlies 2015/16 Season


With pre-season fixtures being announced thick and fast, Non League Review will be keeping a fixture list of all friendlies involving sides throughout the North West.

The list will be going live on Saturday June 6th. 

To be sure we don’t miss your club, keep us updated with your sides planned fixtures. 


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Rylands Management Team Steps Down


Dave Parr & Paul Anderson resign from First Team Management

Rylands Football Club have reluctantly accepted the resignation of their Guardian Cup management team of Dave Parr and Paul Anderson. 

The club wish to place on record their thanks to Dave and Ando for their hard work and commitment during their time spent managing the first team at Rylands and would like to wish them the very best of luck in their futures.

Upon departure Dave said “after much consideration I have decided to take a break from the rigours of amateur football and step down as the manager of Rylands Football Club. It was a very difficult decision to make as I have enjoyed my three years as manager which culminated with the team winning the Guardian Cup a few weeks ago. Ironically this achievement helped me to reach the decision to leave the post and I feel the time is now right for somebody with the energy and drive to take the squad forward to the next level. I would like to place on record my thanks to the various players, managers, coaches and club officials who have supported me and contributed over the last three years and particularly to Paul Anderson who has been a great assistant, good friend and often the voice of reason on many occasions. The club are very fortunate to have a fantastic benefactor who has supported me unequivocally throughout the last three years as manager. There are ambitious plans for the development of the club which I genuinely hope progress to fruition and I have offered to assist the club in any aspect of this project in future.”

Paul Stretford, the Managing Director of the club’s main sponsor, Triple S Sports & Entertainment Group who have recently stepped up their involvement in the club added “Dave and Paul have been integral in the club reaching three major cup finals in three seasons, culminating in winning the prestigious Warrington Guardian Cup. They have worked long and hard during their time at the club and will always be welcome back at Gorsey Lane. As a club it is important we regroup quickly and continue with our ambitious plans for the future and with that in mind, the search for a manager that can take the club forward begins now.” 

A formal application process for a new First Team manager will begin soon, with a statement being made in the coming days.

Cheshire FL Round Up – 16/5/15


Jeff Walton Memorial Cup


The Inter-league side under the interim management of Jimmy Bush and Phil Harrison secured a 2-0 win away at the Lancashire Amateur League to book their place in the semi-final of the competition. A goal in each half from Garswood United player Danny Clarke sealed the win for our side as we comfortably controlled play in the midfield giving Lancashire little opportunity to test Aaron Tyrer in goal. 

The three points were all the Cheshire League needed to book their place in the semi-final due to other results in the competition and they will now go on to play the Lancashire and Cheshire League away at the start of September. The other semi-final will be played between Manchester League and West Lancashire League.

League One

The only league game of the week saw Egerton finish 4-2 winners away at Penlake. The win ensured that Egerton will finish in fourth place, while nothing less than a win will do for Penlake as they face Golborne Sports next week in their last chance to avoid relegation.

Presidents Cup Final




Tarporley Victoria made it to their first cup final since joining the Cheshire League in 2006 and celebrated a 2-1 win over Malpas.



Joe Marley opened the scoring for Tarporley early in the game meaning Malpas had to dig deep to come back. They drew back on level terms in the 35th minute through a strike from Danny Lloyd but things got more difficult for the Shropshire side when their top striker was dismissed shortly before half time for kicking out after the ball had gone.


Tarporley used their extra man advantage and looked to get a second but Malpas closed them down well as they also searched for the winner. Despite a good effort from Malpas it as Tarporley who found the goal as striker Sam Lloyd hit the ball on the volley and sent it crashing into the Malpas net from distance to secure a cup final victory for his team


A selection of photos from the Presidents Cup Final are on Flickr here:

League Two

Wythenshawe Town ensured they maintained their 100% league and cup record for the season as they won both of their remaining fixtures. Tuesday saw a goal in each half from Ben Brooks and Remmi Williams secure a 2-0 win over Witton Albion Reserves, before storming to a 7-1 win at Moore United. Williams gave Wythenshawe the lead after 16 minutes following a mix up in the Moore defence but Moore drew back on level terms in the 35th minute after Danny Dunne was fouled in the box. Colin Wilson hit home from the spot after sending Jacob Luty the wrong way. 

Wythenshawe then grabbed two goals in quick succession at the end of the half to go into the break 3-1 up. Ben Brooks finished well into the roof of the net before extending their lead from the penalty spot after Williams was fouled in the area.

Brooks made it 4-1 shortly after the restart and Moore were unlucky not to pull one back after Joe Holt beat the Wythenshawe defence before firing his shot off from 30 yards, sending it just wide of the post.

Brooks completed his hat trick with 15 minutes left on the clock as he danced through the box before dispatching the ball past Balmer in the Moore net. He then hit home from the penalty spot again after being hacked down in the box to score his 50th goal of the season to make it 6-1.

Wythenshawe scored again with eight minutes remaining to put themselves 19 points clear at the top, ready to start a new challenge in league one next season.

Irlam Reserves started their week with a 4-1 win away at Altrincham Reserves as John Main (2) Ryan McDonagh and Kyle Davies all hit home, before going on to lose 3-2 at the hands of Witton Albion Reserves. Jack Johnson scored twice for Witton with Dan King adding the third and moving then up to eighth spot.

Reserve League One

Whaley Bridge started their week off with a 1-1 draw at home against Poynton, before going on to beat Billinge 1-0. They now need to win their final game against Middlewich Town to finish as runners up in the division for the second year running.

Greenalls PSO currently sit in second spot after beating champions Linotype CHN 2-0 with Ellis Houghton and Jack Hynes both scoring in the second half to finish their season on a high.

Styal made it six wins in six as they beat Gamesley 5-1 in midweek. Tom Pryce bagged a hat trick, while Dom Kinsella and Troy Hayder also scored as Styal cemented fourth place in the league table.

Eagle Sports ended their season with two big wins, firstly beating Billinge 9-2 in a game that saw both Mike Doodson and Alan Staniforth score a hat trick, while Tom Hanson, Adam Deakin and James Hardie also added their names to the score sheet. 

Eagle followed this up with a 4-2 win away at Gamesley. Tom Hanson got the hat trick this time and Neil Muttock also hit home for Eagle, while Liam Redmond scored both goals for Gamesley. 

Poynton hit Rylands for six as they finished 6-0 winners, while ten men Grappenhall Sports beat Linotype CHN 3-2 through a hat trick from Matthew Ball after the sides went in level at 1-1 at half time.

Middlewich Town secured their first league win of the season as goals from Mark oSullivan (2) Jamie Garner and Beck Connell saw them finish 4-2 winners away at Garswood United.

Reserve League Two

Wythenshawe Town finished their season off with a 7-3 win away at Denton Town, leaving them in fourth place, behind Pilkington only on goal difference.

Denton went on to suffer a 5-1 defeat at home against Cuddington meaning they will finish their season in fifth spot, five points above their opponents in sixth.

A win on the last day of the season meant that West Didsbury & Chorlton A moved off the bottom of the table as they won 5-3 away at Malpas.




w/e 16.5.2015

The teams occupying the top two places in this season’s Division 2 played out an entertaining Haworth & Gallagher Bowl final at BootleFC on Friday evening. Title winning Rainhill Town emerged victorious against Divisional runners-up Heswall, courtesy of a 74th minute Matt Dooling penalty. Town thought that they had made a breakthrough as early as the 2nd minute when they netted following a free kick, only to be denied when a linesman spotted an infringement in the buildup. Undaunted, they continued to press and another attack caused consternation in the Heswall defence before the ball went narrowly wide. Heswall responded and Town were relieved to clear their lines after Andy Kingan rounded keeper Jack Hopkins and sent his shot towards goal. A loose back pass soon had Heswall custodian Joe Collister in trouble but after bypassing him, Lee Thompson found the angle too narrow and screwed his shot behind. The ex Tranmerekeeper was again in action when making a point blank save but was relieved to see another Thompson effort slip past the far post. Heswallhit back and Tom Carroll fired over the bar while Danny Roberts sawhis fierce attempt blocked. The half ended with Collister saving well after Jeffries had fed Thompson who shot smartly on the turn. First effort on goal after the interval saw Carroll clear the bar then Doolings crafty flicked attempt went wide of the near post after a cross by Ryan Burke. The contest entered a phase with both sides probing for an opening only to be denied by effective defensive work but Collister had to be alert when tipping a goal bound effort over the top and at the other end Carroll had his strike on target blocked, while team mate Greg Drummond floated his shot wide of Hopkin’s goal.The pivotal moment of the encounter arrived with 16 minutes remaining. Elliott had proved to be a handful throughout and after collecting the ball in midfield he evaded a couple of challenges before appearing to lose the ball only for his persistence to see him regain control and on making progress into the box he was brought down. The awarded penalty was coolly slotted home by Dooling. Town thought that they had doubled their lead only to be thwarted by a goal line clearance and Dooling had a close range header saved by Collisterand Dave Monteith’s long range powerful strike just cleared the bar. Heswall had two late attempts to stay in the contest with Kingancoming closest when Hopkins saved his effort. Congratulations go to Rainhill whose league and cup double mirrored their achievement of twelve months ago in Division 3 and they will again lock horns with their village opponents in Division 1 next season.   


This season’s Wirral FA Senior Cup holders are Vauxhall Motors who defeated league rivals Mallaby, 3-1 in Monday night’s rearranged final at Cammell Laird 1907 F.C. The Motormen went in front courtesy of a Kal Herbert effort and increased their lead through John Atkinson. Mallaby fought back and scored the goal of the game when central defender Nick Ryan launched the ball from inside his own half and into the back of the Vauxhall net. However Kynan Mason went on to seal victory with a third goal, against opponents who completed the contest with 10 men. The success saw Vauxhalls repeat their WirralSenior triumphs of 2011 and 2013.