1874 v Colls: preview

10:33pm Friday 21st March 2014

By Andrew Simpson

1874 Northwich v Atherton Collieries (Kick off 3pm)
North West Counties League Division One
Barton Stadium, Wharton Road, Winsford, CW7 3AE
Admission Adults £5, Concessions (NUS/OAP) £3, Under 12s Free

1874 (from) Conkie (GK), Bowyer, Duckworth, Mitchell, Tagoe, Thomas, Abdullah, Aston, Bailey, Jones, Stewart, Wellstead, Woods, Woolley, Brandon, Lunn, Short, Ward
Doubtful none
Injured Foy (leg)
Suspended Farnworth (two matches)
Leading scorer Mike Brandon (28)
Form (Past six home in league) W W W W W W
Record (home) P12 W8 D2 L2 F24 A9 Pts26
Record (overall) Pos3 P27 W19 D4 L4 F59 A25 Pts61

Atherton Colls
Leading scorer
Paul Atherton (20)
Form (Past six away in league) W L W W W W
Record (away) P12 W8 D2 L2 F31 A19 Pts26
Record (overall) Pos4 P27 W16 D6 L5 F73 A42 Pts54

Match pointers
1874 NORTHWICH target another Division One double when Atherton Collieries arrive in Winsford.

They won by a single goal at Alder Street a fortnight ago.

Ian Street’s men have been the victors too in six successive league matches – a sequence matched only by title favourites Nelson – to close to within four points of a promotion position in the table.

The hosts will be forced to make at least one change to the team that started Wednesday’s win at Darwen, with Craig Farnworth due to serve a suspension.

Michael Aston stands by for a recall.

Lee Jones is available again after work commitments caused him to miss the midweek match, while Matthew Woolley has recovered from a slight hamstring injury.

The visitors haven’t played a league game since losing to Northwich, a defeat that leaves them seven points adrift of the home at kick off.

Colls have won five of their past half dozen matches away from home, though they have lost on each of their past three visits to Barton Stadium when facing Winsford.


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