The Abbey are back! After a long break since our playoff semifinal at New Mills back in April, we’ll be returning to action this July.
Our pre-season will begin on the 9th of July away to Newton Aycliffe who will be hosting us after facing us during last pre-season at The Abbey Stadium, where The Abbey came away 5-2 winners. We’ll then host two Northern Premier League Premier Division sides in Radcliffe and Hyde United before finishing pre-season away at Glossop North End, where we’ll be playing for the John Harvey Memorial Trophy against Glossop. We lost out on penalties 6-5 after 120 goalless minutes in the inaugural game last pre-season, so hopefully we can go one better this year.
Our league campaign in the North West Counties First Division South will start with an exciting first game as we travel to The Wirral to play newcomers Ashville FC at the end of July. Ashville were promoted to the league after a successful application following their 2nd place finish in the 21/22 West Cheshire AF League First Division. Our home campaign will kick off on a Tuesday night as Maine Road make the short visit from Chorlton to Gorton on the 2nd August. The following two Tuesdays will also see us play both Alsager Town and Sandbach United at home, with a trip to Rocester sandwiched in-between them. August will finish with a trip to Stockport Town on the 20th, before a big Bank Holiday Monday home game against Cheadle Town on the 29th.
We’re looking forward to seeing faces new and old this season at The Abbey Stadium and on our travels! After our record FA Vase run and playoff finish last season, we’re looking to kick on and create some more great memories for you all. Please keep in mind that all fixtures are subject to change. To stay up to date with everything happening this season, keep your eye on the website and follow us on our socials, @AbbeyHeyFC on Twitter and @abbeyhey_fc on Instagram.
Newton Aycliffe vs Abbey Hey – Saturday 9th July 3PM – Moore Lane, DL5 5AG
Abbey Hey vs Radcliffe – Tuesday 12th July 7:45PM – The Abbey Stadium, M18 7HD
Abbey Hey vs Hyde United – Saturday 16th July 3PM – The Abbey Stadium, M18 7HD
Golcar United vs Abbey Hey – Saturday 23rd July 3PM – Longfield Avenue, HD7 4BP
Glossop NE vs Abbey Hey – Tuesday 26th July 7:45PM – Surrey Street SK13 7AJ
July/August league fixtures
Ashville vs Abbey Hey – Saturday 30th July 3PM – Villa Park, CH45 8QE
Abbey Hey vs Maine Road – Tuesday 2nd August 7:45PM – The Abbey Stadium, M18 7HD
Abbey Hey vs Alsager Town – Tuesday 9th August 7:45PM – The Abbey Stadium, M18 7HD
Rocester vs Abbey Hey – Saturday 13th August 3PM – Hillsfield, ST14 5JX
Abbey Hey vs Sandbach United – Tuesday 16th August 7:45PM – The Abbey Stadium, M18 7HD
Stockport Town vs Abbey Hey – Saturday 20th August 3PM – Stockport Sports Village. SK6 1QX
Abbey Hey vs Cheadle Town – Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 3PM – The Abbey Stadium, M18 7HD
First Division Cup and Macron Cup draws
Cammell Laird vs Abbey Hey – Saturday 8th October 3PM – Prabhu Ventures Ltd Arena, CH42 1PY – First Division Cup First Round
Abbey Hey vs Nelson – Saturday 15th October 3PM – The Abbey Stadium, M18 7HD – Macron Cup First Round