Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Widnes Football Club


Widnes to face AFC Darwen or Padiham in Macron Cup third round

3 months ago By Callum Chadwick

Widnes will host AFC Darwen or Padiham in the third round of the Macron Cup

Widnes FC have been handed a home draw in the last 16 of the Macron Cup, hosting either AFC Darwen or Padiham.

Widnes, who progressed to the third round with victory over Carlisle City on penalties back in November, were paired with the two Hallmark Security League Premier Division clubs in Wednesday evening's draw.

Although Padiham beat Darwen in the second round tie between the two sides on Tuesday, the result of tie is currently pending an investigation surrounding the possibility of an ineligible player being fielded in that game.

Ties for the Third Round will be played midweek commencing Monday 12th March 2018.

Like the previous rounds, the draw was regionalised to a North/South draw, and is as follows:

Northern Section

Holker Old Boys or AFC Liverpool v Bacup Borough or Ashton Athletic
Widnes v AFC Darwen or Padiham
Burscough v Prestwich Heys
Bootle v Charnock Richard

Southern Section

Cheadle Town v Northwich Victoria
Winsford United v 1874 Northwich or Abbey Hulton United
Stockport Town v Abbey Hey or New Mills
Irlam v FC Oswestry Town

Stay logged on to for details of the game's exact date and kick-off time, as well as confirmation of our opponent.

Updated 19:48 - 11 Jan 2018 by Callum Chadwick

Where next?

REACTION | Mixed emotions for Akrigg following win at Burscough Joint boss Steve Akrigg offers his post-match reaction to Widnes' 1-0 win at Burscough
Towey: 'Strong starts are key' Joint manager reflects on Widnes' 4-0 win over Northwich Victoria

Tue 24 Apr
First Team Winsford United
Cup 19:45
Sat 28 Apr
League 15:00
Mon 30 Apr
First Team Maine Rd
League 19:45

Team sponsors


Club sponsors