YOU’RE again spoilt for choice when it comes to football in mid Cheshire this weekend.

The match of the day is at St Luke’s Barton Stadium in Winsford, where 1874 Northwich host Runcorn Linnets in the North West Counties League’s top-flight.

As well as seeking to recover from the agony of losing in the FA Cup after a penalty shoot-out in midweek, the home team is also hoping to register a first victory against their neighbours.

They have failed to do so in six previous attempts.

Meanwhile new manager Steve Wilkes makes his home debut as Northwich Victoria manager when they host Widnes at Barnton.

Vics lost 2-1 at Maine Road last weekend for his first game in charge, although started promisingly when Brian Matthews gave them an early lead.

The former Padiham boss has been busy this week, recruiting defender Allen Weston from AFC Liverpool before unveiling Johnny Gorman and Jordan Grant last night.

That duo both started the current campaign at Atherton Collieries.

Elsewhere Rudheath Social launch their bid to win the Cheshire League’s JB Parker Challenge Cup when they host Linotype Cheadle Heath Nomas at Lostock Gralam.

Why not go and give your local side a cheer?

Here’s a full list of fixtures from the respective competitions our teams play in:

Northern Premier League

Premier Division (3pm unless stated): Altrincham v Rushall; Barwell v Shaw Lane; Buxton v Marine; Farsley Celtic v Nantwich; Grantham v Stafford; Hednesford v Witton; Mickleover v Ashton Utd; Stalybridge Celtic v Matlock; Stourbridge v Halesowen; Sutton Coldfield v Lancaster; Warrington v Whitby; Workington v Coalville.

North West Counties League

Premier Division (3pm unless stated): 1874 Northwich v Runcorn Linnets (at Winsford United FC); AFC Darwen v Runcorn Town; AFC Liverpool v Maine Road (at Marine FC); Barnoldswick v Hanley; Bootle v Abbey Hey; Charnock Richard v Winsford; Congleton v Ashton Ath; Irlam v Barnton; Northwich Victoria v Widnes (at Barnton FC); Padiham v City of Liverpool; West Didsbury & Chorlton v Squires Gate.

Cheshire League

Premier Division (3pm unless stated): Denton v Eagle Knutsford v Whaley Bridge; Malpas v Congleton Vale; Poynton v Altrincham res.

League One: AFC Macclesfield v West Didsbury & Chorlton res; Daten v Middlewich; FC St Helens v Golborne; Halebank v Mersey Valley; Styal v Deva Ath; Windle Labour v Lostock Gralam.

League Two: Blacon v Moore; Ford Motors v Cuddington; Maine Road res v Vulcan; Orford v Buxton res; Sandbach Utd v Tarporley; St Helens Town res v Unicorn Ath (12.15pm).

Reserves Division: Eagle v Orford; Garswood v Knutsford A; Golborne v Poynton; Greenalls PSO v FC St Helens res; Middlewich v Pilkington; Moore v Daten.

JB Parker Challenge Cup

First round (3pm unless stated): Rudheath v Linotype (at Lostock Gralam FC); Wythensawe v Crewe FC.

Crewe and District League

Premier Division (2pm unless stated): Clocktower v Winsford res; Madeley White Star v Sandbach Curshaws; Sandbach Town v Winsford Over 3 Grange; Winnington Ave v Barnton Wanderers; Winsford Saxons v Tarvin; Witton res v Club AZ.