Double Final Sunday!
It’s the final fixture week of the season for two of our open age sides and what a weekend we could have in store! Both our Blues team and our first team are in cup final action on Sunday, with both finals taking place at the same venue. Full details of each game can be found below.
Stockport County “Blues” v Wigan Athletic
The first final of the day sees our “Blues” (North West Womens Regional League Div One South) take on Wigan Athletic (North West Womens Regional League Premier) at 12:00 on Sunday afternoon in the NWWRL Argyle Sports Plate, a competition made up of side who missed out on progressing past a certain stage of the Argyle Sports Cup. The Blues defeated Workington Reds in Cumbria to earn their spot in the final, while Wigan beat Blackpool to secure their place in the final. The Latics have played our first team three times this season, losing in all three fixtures (4-2, 4-2, 1-6), while the Blues finished 8th out of 11 side in the division below. It could be argued that Wigan are clear favourites here, but all of the Hatters’ teams have had good fortunes in cup finals thus far.
FC United of Manchester v Stockport County
The Hatters’ last game of the season, which takes place at 16:00 on Sunday, is a big one. The league title race has been a two horse race for the majority of the season and these two have both been superb in maintaining strong form, on losing to each other in the league all season. The NWWRL Argyle Sports Cup final this season is a replica of last season’s final which saw FCUM take the trophy back to Moston. It’s been a season of success for both sides, the Rebels will be in their second cup final of the season after taking on Salford City in the Manchester FA Cup on Wednesday. County will also be in their second, following their Cheshire FA Cup win over Tranmere a few weeks back. It’s been difficult to separate the sides this season, both maintained good form in the FA Cup, the Rebels being knocked out by Chester-Le-Street at home in the first round while County lost away at Middlesbrough in the second after besting National League side, Chorley, in the first. It’s been neck and neck at the top of the table despite a dramatic gulf in games played for a vast majority of the season. This one’s set to be a thriller.
Both games will take place at the Millbank Stadium, home of Runcorn Linnets FC on Sunday 19th May 2019. Entry is £3 and covers BOTH fixtures.