Cheshire Senior Cup

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Cheshire Senior Cup
Region Cheshire
Number of teams 23
Current champions Stockport County (2015–16)

The Cheshire County Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the Cheshire Senior Cup, is a football knockout tournament founded in the 1879–80 season and involves teams from Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, England. It is the County Cup competition of the Cheshire FA and currently involves teams from the Football League and non-league clubs. However, while non-league clubs often field their first team in the competition, professional clubs often field their reserve teams. The inaugural winners of the cup were Northwich Victoria in 1880 and the record winners of the trophy are Macclesfield Town

The original Cheshire Football Association Challenge Cup, which was presented to Northwich Victoria in 1885 following their success in the competition for 6 consecutive seasons. The engraving says 'Presented to Northwich Victoria Football Club by the Cheshire Football Association 23 June 1885 As a mark of appreciation for their having won it six seasons in succession'.

Current participants[edit]

Team Stadium League
1874 Northwich Barton Stadium North West Counties League Premier Division
Alsager Town Wood Park Stadium North West Counties League Premier Division
Altrincham Moss Lane Conference National
Barnton Townfield North West Counties League Division One
Cammell Laird 1907 Kirklands Stadium North West Counties League Division One
Cheadle Town Park Road North West Counties League Division One
Chester FC Deva Stadium Conference National
Congleton Town Booth Street North West Counties League Premier Division
Crewe Alexandra Gresty Road Football League Two
Hyde United Ewen Fields Northern Premier League Premier Division
Macclesfield Town Moss Rose Conference National
Nantwich Town Weaver Stadium Northern Premier League Premier Division
Northwich Manchester Villa Valley Road North West Counties League Division One
Northwich Victoria Wincham Park Northern Premier League Division One North
Runcorn Linnets Millbank Linnets Stadium North West Counties League Premier Division
Runcorn Town Pavilions Sports Complex North West Counties League Premier Division
Stalybridge Celtic Bower Fold Conference North
Stockport County Edgeley Park Conference North
Stockport Sports Neil Rourke Memorial Stadium North West Counties League Premier Division
Tranmere Rovers Prenton Park Conference National
Warrington Town Cantilever Park Northern Premier League Division One North
Winsford United Barton Stadium North West Counties League Premier Division
Witton Albion Wincham Park Northern Premier League Premier Division

Recent finals[edit]

Results of Finals since the 1979–80 season:

Season    Winners    Runners-up Final result Venue Crowd
1979–80 Winsford United Witton Albion 4–1 Crewe
1980–81 Hyde United Stalybridge Celtic 4–3 (replay) Altrincham
1981–82 Altrincham Runcorn 1–0
1982–83 Macclesfield Town Congleton Town 2–1 Crewe 1772
1983–84 Northwich Victoria Runcorn 3–0 Altrincham
1984–85 Runcorn Altrincham 2–0 Northwich 1153
1985–86 Runcorn Northwich Victoria 3–1
1986–87 Runcorn Altrincham 3–1 Northwich
1987–88 Runcorn Macclesfield Town 2–1 Crewe 2025
1988–89 Runcorn Macclesfield Town 3–1 Northwich 1764
1989–90 Hyde United Macclesfield Town 1–0 Northwich 1389
1990–91 Macclesfield Town Witton Albion 2–0 Crewe
1991–92 Macclesfield Town Witton Albion 2–0 Tranmere 1349
1992–93 Winsford United Witton Albion 3–0 Northwich
1993–94 Northwich Victoria Runcorn 1–0
1994–95 Witton Albion Altrincham 2–1 Northwich
1995–96 Witton Albion Hyde United 3–1 Altrincham 768
1996–97 Hyde United Macclesfield Town 3–0 Northwich 1005
1997–98 Macclesfield Town Runcorn 1–0 Northwich
1998–99 Altrincham Northwich Victoria 1–0 Witton Albion
1999–00 Macclesfield Town Altrincham 2–1 Witton Albion
2000–01 Stalybridge Celtic Stockport County 5–1 Hyde
2001–02 Crewe Alexandra Altrincham 3–0 (aet) Northwich 625
2002–03 Crewe Alexandra Northwich Victoria 2–1 Altrincham 534
2003–04 Woodley Sports Witton Albion 2–1 (aet) Altrincham
2004–05 Altrincham Crewe Alexandra 2–0 Witton Albion 623
2005–06 Witton Albion Stalybridge Celtic 2–0 Altrincham 427
2006–07 Cammell Laird Northwich Victoria 3–1 Witton Albion 425
2007–08 Nantwich Town Altrincham 3–3 (5–3 pens)[1] Witton Albion 747
2008–09 Altrincham Nantwich Town 3–0[2] Witton Albion 689
2009–10 Northwich Victoria Woodley Sports 1–1 (5–4 pens) Altrincham 281
2010–11 Northwich Victoria Altrincham 2–0 Nantwich 352
2011–12 Nantwich Town Stalybridge Celtic 2–0 Chester 449
2012–13 Chester FC Stalybridge Celtic 2–1 Witton Albion 1156
2013–14 Northwich Victoria Tranmere Rovers 2–1 Nantwich 352
2014–15 Macclesfield Town Northwich Victoria 3–2 Nantwich 304
2015–16 Stockport County Tranmere Rovers 2-1 (aet) Nantwich 503

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