Well the wait is almost over, it’s been 91 days since Fields Men’s First team were in action at AllPay Park but we return this Saturday, where we face last seasons FA Cup giant killers, Alvechurch FC.
A credit to Phil Glover and the lads who would have played 3 games in five days this week, we know how hard pre-season can be but a whole team effort has shown how solid and strong this team is to succeed.
Those fields fans will remember the days when both sides were based in the Midland League Premier Division, Alvechurch and ourselves have had some awesome battles over the years so it will be nice to welcome some familiar faces back to AllPay Park and those neutrals choosing to support and watch local football!
Here’s what you need to know about Saturday’s opponents, Alvechurch Football Club is a footballclub based in Alvechurch, Worcestershire, England. They are currently members of the Southern League Premier Division Central and play at Lye Meadow. When the Midland Combination merged with the Midland Combination to form the Midland League in 2014, Alvechurch were placed in the Premier Division. They were runners-up in the league and Worcestershire Senior Urn winners in 2015–16, and went on to win the league and League Cup double the following season, earning promotion to Division One South of the Northern Premier League.
Alvechurch’s first season in the Northern Premier League saw them finish as runners-up in Division One South, resulting in promotion to the Premier Division Central of the Southern League. A fourth-place finish in 2018–19 led to the club qualifying for the promotion play-offs. However, after beating Stourbridge 2–1 in the semi-finals, they lost 3–0 to King’s Lynn Town in the final. At the end of the season the club won the Worcestershire Senior Cup for the fourth time. In 2022–23 the club reached the FA Cup first round again, winning 2–1 at League One club Cheltenham Town to progress to the second round.
Bar 66 will be open from 11:30am, Boulty Jackie and Goose will be on hand to welcome you in and keep you topped up with hot food and cold drinks throughout the game. Our match day pies and sausage rolls from the fantastic, Herefordshire Meats will be available to buy. The postcode for AllPay Park is HR4 9NA, admission prices for Saturday are as followed, £6 adults/£5 OAP’s and concession + kids £1. Turnstiles open from 11:30am as well, please by mindful of our local community when parking, those who can make the game on foot please do so.
We can’t wait to welcome back our wonderful and loyal supporters back to AllPay Park on Saturday, and also a warm welcoming to those from and involved at Alvechurch FC.