Why should I watch..?

Both teams reached the promotion play-offs in their respective divisions last season.

For Vics, who have recruited almost an entirely new set of players, the visit of Basford will provide an early gauge as to their position relative to one of the section’s fancied sides.

Basford have bolstered their squad this summer too, most notably in attack with the arrival of Rob Duffy from Nuneaton and Aaron Hooton from Coalville.

Numbers game

Northwich were eighth on their previous season in Division One South four years ago.

They tend to start well, and have lost only once on the first Saturday of a new campaign since August 2008.

Man to keep an eye on

Michael Brewster

The former Southport midfielder will be tasked with taking on a role carried out so well by Brian Summerskill in Vics’ midfield last term.

The 20-year-old be a focal point for Adam Lakeland’s side in the centre of the pitch, where he hopes to shine in order to secure a move back to full-time football.

Previous meetings


Form (friendlies)

Vics L W W W L W L W

Basford W D D W W W W D

Essential information

Kick off 3pm

Admission Adults £9, Concessions (OAP/NUS) £6, Under 15s £2