How’s This For Fixture Congestion!
If you think your club has a lot of fixtures to play, I’m pretty sure they’re not as bad as Norton United’s!
North West Counties club Norton United have to play an incredible ELEVEN matches in SIXTEEN days at the ned of this season! The run started on Saturday, April 14th with a 2-2 draw against Rochdale Town. They then face fixtures on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Monday, with the run ending on Monday, April 30th! And if they can overturn a 2-1 deficit in the second leg of the League Challenge Cup Semi Finalm they will have another match on the 2nd or 3rd of May!
Here’s the incredible fixture list in full:
April 14th, NWCFL: Norton United 2-2 Rochdale
April 16th, Staffordshire F.A. Vase Final: Norton United 2-3 Redgate Clayton
April 18th, NWCFL: Cheadle Town 1-1 Norton United
April 19th, NWCFL: Norton United 3-2 Atherton Collieries
April 21st, LCC SF 2nd leg: Maine Road 2-0 (4-1agg) Norton United
April 23rd, NWCFL: Abbey Hey 0-4 Norton United
April 24th, NWCFL: Formby 1-0 Norton United
April 25th, NWCFL: Eccleshall 0-1 Norton United*
April 26th, NWCFL: Ashton Town 0-6 Norton United**
April 28th, NWCFL: Norton United 3-0 Irlam
April 30th, NWCFL: Nelson 1-3 Norton United***
Quite a ridiculous situation, I’m sure you’ll agree! Norton are currently second in the North West Counties First Division, with FIVE games in hand. I think they deserve promotion after this run!
* Match played on Friday, 4th May.
** Match played Wednesday, 2nd May.
*** Match played on Thursday, 3rd May.
Now that Norton have finally finished their league campaign, they finished second, just one point behind Wigan Robin Park.