Match Preview – Eccleshall FC

Abbey are back on the road this Saturday as we travel down to Staffordshire to take on Eccleshall.

Managed by Liam Kelly, who took over at the start of September, earned his second win as manager on Tuesday night with a 6-4 win over Wythenshawe Amateurs.

Despite winning in midweek, Eccleshall have only won three times all season, as they currently sit in 17th place in the league table.

Terry Hincks’ side will very much be going into this weekend’s game as favourites, as they returned to winning ways last weekend with a comfortable 5-2 victory over Hall Road Rangers in the FA Vase Second Qualifying Round.

Kick off is at 3pm at Pershall Park.

Eccleshall Club History

Based in Staffordshire, Eccleshall Football Club were founded in 1971, originating from staff at the Eccleshall Secondary School playing under the name of Eccleshall Old Boys.

The club soon found success in the 1973-74 season, winning the Division Three Cup and gained promotion from the Mid-Staffordshire League, before winning the Division Two Cup the following season.

Following back-to-back league title wins in 2002 and 2003 respectively of the renamed Midland League, the former Staffordshire Vase winners (2002-03 season) were promoted to Division One of the North West Counties Football League.

Getting to the ground

Ground: Pershall Park

Address: Chester Road, Eccleshall, Staffordshire

Postcode: ST21 6NE

Telephone: 01785 851351 (match days only)

2021/22 Admission Prices: £6 Adults, £4 Concessions

Directions: M6 to junction 15, follow signs for Eccleshall A519 (approx. 10 miles). Turn right towards Loggerheads B5026, continue past church, cricket and tennis clubs until signpost for Pershall. Ground 200 yards on the right.

Nearest Railway: Stafford (8.5 miles)

Nearest Bus Route to Ground: D&G Bus (service 14) – departs Stafford (Chell Road) to Eccleshall (Castle Street).

Parking Facilities: Car parking on left as you turn off Chester Road (main entrance) to Pershall Park with additional parking on grass at the bottom end of the ground.


Ground Facilities: Bar (cans only), soft drinks with limited spirits / wine available. Refreshments bar serving tea, coffee, chocolate, soup, pies, oatcakes, chips and baps. Covered seating and limited covered standing.

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