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Widnes FC V Accrington Stanley

Tuesday 4th August 2015

Halton Stadium (The Select Security Stadium)


Widnes Football Club are an English association football club, based in Widnes, Cheshire. They are currently members of the North West Counties Football League Division One, playing their home matches at Halton Stadium, Widnes. They are an FA Charter Standard Community Football Club affiliated to the Liverpool County FA. The club was founded in February 2003 as The Dragons A.F.C.In March 2012, Widnes Dragons began a consultation process with Widnes Vikings RLFC to become part of the Vikings Sports Brand, a partnership that was agreed to enhance the club's community status.The next step in the club's progression was made in season 2013–14 when Widnes Vikings FC was admitted into the football pyramid and placed within North West Counties Football League Division One.n March 2014, the club's committee called an EGM for its members to decide on the future of the club. A unanimous vote was made that the club was to move away from the Vikings brand and to restructure the club to secure its own identity and long-term future. Subsequently, the club parted ways with the Vikings brand and became known as Widnes Football Club, which was symbolic in representing where the team and its fans came from whilst recognising that a new club needed to be built to establish confidence in the local community and support young local talent in Widnes.Widnes moved into the Halton Stadium in 2012, ahead of their debut and so far only season in the West Cheshire League. They played their first home game at the stadium against Chester Nomads Reserves on 1 September 2012. The club's highest attendance at the stadium is 345 set on 28 December 2013, against 1874 Northwich F.C.20150804_194745

The Select Security Stadium (previously known as Naughton Park) is a rugby league stadium in Widnes, Cheshire, England. The Widnes Vikings play their home games there. During the 2011 Super League Season, St Helens played their home games at the stadium. Since 2013, Everton Ladies and Liverpool Ladies team have used this ground as their home ground. Local club Widnes Football Club of the North West Counties Football League also play their home games at the stadium. Also home to Halton Spartans American football team for the 2015 BAFA season. The stadium is all seater and has a total capacity of 13,350. Tennants at the Stadium include Widnes Vikings Everton Ladies Liverpool Ladies Widnes FC and Halton Spartans American football team. The Pitch is 3G Runcorn Fc and St Helens Rugby League side have also spent time there 20150804_194747
The less said about the journey down the better lets just say I was un-expectantly in the area and decided last minute to go. We parked up in the main car park around 1940 I couldn’t work out how to get into the stadium as all the normal turnstiles were closed. Eventually I worked out you had to go in through the Gym. The game itself was entertaining you wouldn’t have known these 2 are divisions apart You can read a copy of the match report here but to shorten it for you Widnes went 3-0 up before and excellent second half meant Accrington fought back to win 4-3
Division :- North West Counties
Ticket Price Adult £4
Programme None
Attendance Roughly 50
Score 3-4
Miles from Carlisle 126 Miles

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