Cheshire League representative team to play friendly against Rudheath Social

First published in Sport Knutsford Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Writer

CHESHIRE League’s representative team returns to the field for the first time tomorrow, Wednesday, with the objective of improving on last year’s impressive on-field achievement.

Manager Steve Lloyd has named an 18-man squad for a friendly against Cheshire League Division Two pacesetters Rudheath Social at Crewe FC’s Cumberland Arena home.

“It allows us a first look at different players and tactics,” he said.

“We’ve lost several members of last season’s squad after they moved to play at a higher level, which of course reflects well on the league.

“However our aim is to establish ourselves again among the top representative teams in the country ahead of our next crack at the FA Inter-League Cup.”

Cheshire reached the last four of the FA Inter-League Cup, losing to eventual winners Jersey Combination on penalties, but did defeat their West Cheshire League counterparts 3-0 in the annual Cooper Smith Trophy challenge match.

Eagle Sports, from Warrington, can boast the biggest contingent with five players.

Reigning champions Knutsford send two men, goalkeeper Mark Higgs and reigning league player of the year Dean Warburton.

Cheshire League are scheduled to play their first competitive match of the season in the North West Inter-League Cup next month.

Cheshire League v Rudheath Social
Wednesday, November 14
Kick off 7.45pm
At Cumberland Arena, Crewe

Cheshire (from) Mark Higgs (GK) (Knutsford); Chris Jones (GK) (Tarporley); Paul Alcock (Rudheath); Richard Chinn (Eagle Sports); Jon Shakeshaft (Greenalls); Nick Abson (Tarporley); Mike Knowles (Denton); Nathan Williams (Eagle); Stuart Ball (Denton); Lee Hughes (Greenalls); Rob Hope (Eagle); Dean Warburton (Knutsford); Alex Moore (Tarporley); Chris Latham (Lostock); PJ Hudson (Crewe); Chris Quirk (Eagle); Ged McAllister (Eagle); Lee Morris (Whaley Bridge).

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