West host another dog day
Wed 20th March 2019 | West Didsbury & Chorlton | By Ian Templeman
West Didsbury & Chorlton are holding their second Non League Dog Day, for the visit of Padiham this Saturday 23rd March.
The inaugural event took place at Brookburn Road on the 7th October 2017, when West hosted Squires Gate. As well as over 30 canine spectators, Sky Sports News came down to capture the magic on the day, and BBC Sport also gave the event coverage.
West's Matthew Britton explained: "Any adult bringing down their own pup will be eligible for concessionary entry as a thank you for gracing us with their presence. Once in the ground, we’ll be showering them with free treats, before welcoming them onto the pitch at half time for an official attendance count.
"There will be a prize for the best dressed dog, and we can guarantee there will be pats, strokes, and head rubs aplenty for each pooch.
"Having set the early pace with our quantity of dogs at a game of football, Maltby Main outstripped us later that season by welcoming 78 pups to their game against Pontefract Colliery.
"In a season that has been difficult on the pitch, this is a potentially winnable fixture for the club, and we’d like to reclaim that crown".