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.
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