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Seasons Archive 1919-1930

The Cheshire County League was formed on 23rd April, 1919 at a meeting at the Moseleys Hotel, Manchester. It was fitting that the competition should have been born in a city more associated with Lancashire than the County of Chester, as, before the Great War, many of Cheshire’s leading football clubs had plied their trade in leagues based in the more northerly county, such as the Lancashire League, the Lancashire Combination and the Manchester League. Two of these competitions had folded before World War I, as had another league in which Cheshire sides had played – The Combination.

Thirteen clubs committed to the new league, though, in October 1919, the expulsion from the Football League of Leeds City had the knock-on effect of Central League side Port Vale replacing the West Yorkshire club in the 2nd Division, Tranmere Rovers’ first team moving from the Lancashire Combination to take Vale’s place, and the Prenton Park’s reserve side leaving the Cheshire League, after playing 8 matches, to take over the first team’s fixtures. A ‘principal’ competition was played, followed by a subsidiary competition where the clubs competed in two sections of six. The outcomes are shown below.

RESULTS

Match DateOpponentsF-AGOALSCORERS
6-Sep-1919Mossley1-4CURLEY
13-Sep-1919CHESTER4-3HOWARD -2WALKERJONES -p
27-Sep-1919WREXHAM (FAC Pr.)2-2HOWARDDUNN
1-Oct-1919Wrexham (FAC Pr. Rep.) aet2-3HOWARDDUNN
4-Oct-1919Northwich Victoria0-0
11-Oct-1919CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES1-1BIRDS
18-Oct-1919Chester1-5BIRDS
25-Oct-1919WINSFORD UNITED1-0ROE
1-Nov-1919Winsford United0-1
8-Nov-1919CRICHTON'S ATHLETIC4-2BEST -2CURLEYWALKER
15-Nov-1919Monks Hall4-1BEST -2CURLEYHOWARD
22-Nov-1919RUNCORN2-1HOWARD -2
29-Nov-1919Nantwich Town2-1BEST -2
6-Dec-1919WINSFORD UTD (Sub. Comp.)1-1BEST
13-Dec-1919Runcorn0-3
20-Dec-1919MOSSLEY4-1BEST -3GREEN
25-Dec-1919NORTHWICH VICTORIA1-1BEST
26-Dec-1919Macclesfield0-1
1-Jan-1920Altrincham3-4WALKERHOWARDBEST
3-Jan-1920Runcorn (CSC 1)1-5HOWARD
10-Jan-1920Crichton's Athletic0-4
17-Jan-1920MONKS HALL4-2BEST -2WALKERHOWARD
31-Jan-1920ALTRINCHAM1-0HOWARD
7-Feb-1920MOSSLEY (Sub. Comp.)1-0BUCKLEY
14-Feb-1920NORTHWICH VICTORIA (Sub. Comp.)1-2HEWITT
21-Feb-1920Crewe Alexandra Reserves1-2BEST
28-Feb-1920MACCLESFIELD6-0HOWARD -4HEWITT -2
6-Mar-1920Altrincham (Altrincham SC)3-4BEST -3 (1p)
20-Mar-1920Mossley (Sub. Comp.) 2-4BESTHEWITT
29-Mar-1920Altrincham (Sub. Comp.)2-3MASSEYWOODHOUSE
2-Apr-1920Northwich Victoria (Sub. Comp.)0-2
3-Apr-1920ALTRINCHAM (Sub. Comp.)0-0
5-Apr-1920MACCLESFIELD (Sub. Comp.)6-0BEST -4WOODHOUSE -2
17-Apr-1920NANTWICH TOWN1-1LEYLAND
21-Apr-1920MANCHESTER CITY (Friendly)4-3SHAW -2BESTWOODHOUSE
24-Apr-1920Macclesfield (Sub. Comp.) 0-3
26-Apr-1920Winsford United (Sub. Comp.)1-0WOODHOUSE

CHESHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE TABLE
PositionTeamPlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal AveragePoints
1Runcorn22172357193.0036
2Mossley22113841430.9525
3WITTON ALBION22104841381.0824
4Crewe Alexandra Res22103945451.0023
5Crichton's Athletic2294948381.2622
6Chester22949 55551.0022
7Winsford United221011145341.3221
8Altrincham2276938470.8120
9Macclesfield22841036540.6720
10Monk's Hall22821247540.8718
11Nantwich22821239540.7218
12Northwich Victoria22551233440.7515

Subsidiary Competition Section "A"
PositionTeamPlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal AveragePoints
1Mossley1062224141.7114
2Altrincham1035215131.1511
3Northwich Victoria1035214131.0811
4WITTON ALBION1032515151.008
5Winsford United1024415160.948
6Macclesfield1024411230.488

Subsidiary Competition Section "B"
PositionTeamPlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal AveragePoints
1Crewe Alexandra Res1071233132.5415
2Runcorn1054120151.3314
3Monk's Hall1051426191.3711
4Crichton's Athletic1050515210.7110
5Chester1021723370.625
6Nantwich1021714260.545

The top sides in the two sections played off, home and away, to decide the winners of the competition. Crewe Alexandra Reserves defeated Mossley 5-2 on aggregate.

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1920-21 RESULTS Match DateOpponentsF-AGOALSCORERS 28-Aug-1920WINSFORD UNITED0-1 4-Sep-1920Crichton's At

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