Bacup v 1874 Northwich (Kick off 3pm)

North West Counties League Premier Division

Venue Brian Boys West View Stadium, Cowtoot Lane, Blackthorn, Bacup, Lancashire OL13 8EE

Referee Matthew Donohue

Admission Adults £6 Concessions (NUS/OAP) £3



Leading scorer Adrian Bellamy (2)

Form (Past six home in league) L L L

Record (home) P3 W0 D0 L3 F3 A14 Pts0

Record (overall) Pos19 P5 W1 D0 L4 F7 A16 Pts3


1874 (from) Conkie (GK), Fossdyke (GK), Aston, Bowyer, Farnworth, Mitchell, Thomas, Abdullah, Connor, Stewart, Woolley, Beadle, Brandon, Hurst, Short, Ward

Doubtful Thomas (calf)

Injured Jones (knee), Stewart (knee)

Suspended none

Unavailable Bailey (holiday), Crofts (holiday)

Leading scorer Matthew Beadle (4)

Form (Past six away in league) D W

Record (away) P2 W1 D1 L0 F4 A1 Pts4

Record (overall) Pos11 P4 W2 D1 L1 F7 A3 Pts7


Match pointers

1874 NORTHWICH will want to recover quickly after suffering a first defeat in the Premier Division this season at home to AFC Liverpool in midweek.

Danny Thomas (calf) remains a doubt after picking up an injury during last weekend’s FA Cup win against Maine Road, while midfield pair Lee Jones and Ryan Stewart (both knee) continue to convalesce.

Rick Bailey (holiday) is unavailable once again.

Hosts Bacup will want to improve on a dreadful record so far on their own pitch, where they have conceded 14 goals in three successive defeats.

They lost, by 2-1, to visitors Silsden there in midweek – a fourth defeat in five league games to date.