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Northwich Victoria hope to make it third time lucky against Nantwich Town

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Northwich Victoria v Nantwich Town (Kick off 3pm)
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division

Venue Moss Rose, London Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7SP
Odds (bet365l) Northwich 4/5, Draw 12/5, Nantwich 14/5
Previous meeting Vics 1 Nantwich 2 (October 1 2011, FA Cup Second Qualifying Round)

Vics (from) Hinchliffe (GK), Collins, Disney, Kearney, Short, Smyth, Abbott, Armstrong, Ennis, Field, Fitzpatrick, Riley, Woolfe, Budrys, Clarke, Evans, Wade
Doubtful none
Injured Johnson (groin)
Suspended none
Disciplinary (up to end February 2012) Y43 R4
Top scorer Wayne Riley (16)
Form (Past six home in league) L D D W W L
Record (Home) P15 W8 D4 L3 F24 A14 Pts28
Record (Overall) Pos2 P32 W20 D7 L5 F58 A31 Pts64 (Three points deducted)

Nantwich (from) Brain (GK), Bailey, Foster, Lowe, McDonald, Moss, White, Cooke, Flynn, Hughes, Jack, MacPherson, Maguire, Mitchell, Aspinwall, Everall, Lennon, Urwin
Doubtful Flynn (hamstring)
Injured none
Suspended none
Disciplinary (up to end of February 2012) Y51 R5
Top scorer Michael Lennon (19)
Form (Past six away in league) L D L D L W
Record (Away) P16 W4 D4 L8 F24 A33 Pts16
Record (Overall) Pos13 P33 W11 D10 L12 F49 A53 Pts43


Match Pointers
NORTHWICH hope to strengthen their hold on second spot in the Premier Division when Cheshire neighbours Nantwich visit Macclesfield tomorrow, Saturday.

By a quirk of the fixture list, it marks their first home league match since the last ever match played at the Victoria Stadium against Marine in January.

Vics have not won as hosts since December 17, a 2-1 win against FC United of Manchester.

Management team Martin Foyle and Alan Wright are likely to recall Chris Budrys, now recovered from a thigh injury, in attack but Jordan Johnson (groin) continues to convalesce.

Visitors Nantwich have beaten Northwich twice already this season, only losing to Vics in their past five meetings in a Cheshire FA Senior Cup tie.

However Jimmy Quinn’s men have toiled on the road this term, winning only once away from the Weaver Stadium since September.

Former Northwich midfielder Chris Flynn (hamstring) has not played for a month, but loan pair Caspar Hughes and Andy White are likely to return after sitting out the Dabbers’ midweek win at Moss Rose in the Cheshire FA Senior Cup.

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