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Sat 11 Nov 2023  ·  Northern Premier League - West
Leek Town
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Avro

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Jonathan Eeles8 Nov 2023 - 20:33
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DO THEY MEAN US? AVRO FC
This Saturday (11th November 3pm) sees the Blues at home to Avro FC in our second home league fixture of the week. Based in the Limeside area of Oldham, they play at the Vestacare Stadium, and have made a really good start to life in a new league, and it’s sure to be a competitive game at the F Ball Community Stadium.

We’d love to see you there for some more affordable, exciting football at a club that really does appreciate every single person that comes through the turnstiles.

The True Blue Army will assemble at?
It’s at home, and we’d love to see as many Blues fans there as possible there. The Blues Bar and Blues Bites will be open as usual.

We will be playing in our home kit of Blue Shirts, White Shorts & White Socks.

How much to get in?

  • Adult £10
  • Concession £7
  • Under 18 £3 (accompanied by an adult/concession)
  • Under 8 Free (accompanied by an adult/concession)

You can buy your ONLINE ticket HERE - quick, convenient & with a FREE link to our digital programme (available from Friday noon)

Their website?
https://www.avrofc.co.uk/

How are they doing?
Avro’s recent history is very impressive: They were promoted to Division One North of the North West Counties League in 2018, and their first season in the division saw them finish as runners-up, earning promotion to the Premier Division as one of the second placed clubs with the best points-per-game across the divisions. In 2022–23 they were runners-up in the Premier Division, qualifying for an inter-step play-off. They went on to beat Lincoln United 2–1 to earn promotion to Division One West of the Northern Premier League.

Avro currently sit in 7th place with 18 points from their first 12 games – an excellent start. They could be renamed MFI FC, having taken 5 draws from their last 6 league games!

Their last six games (up to 6/11/23):

  • Clitheroe 2 Avro 2
  • Avro 1 Kidsgrove 1
  • Avro 1 Widnes 1
  • Avro 0 Hanley Town 0
  • Bootle 1 Avro 0
  • Avro 1 Hednesford 1

Their main man?
Forward Liam Smith has been a real handful at Avro FC for some time now, and the Leek defence will need to keep close tabs on him.

Their gaffer?
Alex Frost is the manager. A player with Ashton United, he was initially appointed as Avro’s interim manager in January of last year, and his role was then made a permanent one the following month. This is his first taste of management and he’s doing an excellent job.

6 Of The Best – six things you probably didn’t know about Avro FC…..

  1. The club was founded in 1936 at the Failsworth factory of British aircraft manufacturer Avro
  2. The club originally played at the Lancaster Club in Failsworth
  3. Avro FC moved to their current stadium in 2017. As part of the move, the ground was redeveloped, with a new artificial pitch and floodlights
  4. The Vestacare Stadium has also been home to the oval ball - Oldham R.L.F.C. have played there in recent years
  5. Avro’s record attendance was 688 vs Bury AFC in the West Counties League Premier Division in January 2023
  6. They have won the Manchester County Cup ten times in their history, the last one in 2017/18

Northern Premier League - West Fixtures

Sat 11 Nov 2023KO: 15:00
1874 Northwich
0
Bootle
4
Sat 11 Nov 2023KO: 15:00
City of Liverpool FC
1
Chasetown
0
Sat 11 Nov 2023KO: 15:00
Hanley Town
2
Clitheroe
0
Sat 11 Nov 2023KO: 15:00
Hednesford Town
0
Prescot Cables
2
Sat 11 Nov 2023KO: 15:00
Mossley
0
Runcorn Linnets
3
Sat 11 Nov 2023KO: 15:00
Newcastle Town
1
Witton Albion
2
Sat 11 Nov 2023KO: 15:00
Stalybridge Celtic
3
Nantwich Town
2
Sat 11 Nov 2023KO: 15:00
Trafford
0
Vauxhall Motors
1
Sat 11 Nov 2023KO: 15:00
Widnes
2
Kidsgrove Athletic
0

Match details

Match date

Sat 11 Nov 2023

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

442

Competition

Northern Premier League - West

League position

4
Leek Town
8
Avro
Team overview
Further reading

Team Sponsors

Club Sponsor - F Ball & Co
Community  Partner - Leek Building Society
Club Sponsor - M + M Group
Club Sponsor - LILA Connect
Club Sponsor - Buxton and Leek College
Club Sponsor - Faulkner Powell
Club Partners - KMF Group
Club Sponsor - Staffordshire Moorlands Chamber of Commerce
Club Sponsor - Railtrail Tours
Club Sponsor - MC Cleaning
Club Sponsor - MC Janitorial
Ladies Sponsors - Protech Electrical
Club Sponsor - LSGK Accountants