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Northwich Victoria hope to extend perfect record in Cheshire FA Senior Cup
Stalybridge Celtic v Northwich Victoria (Kick off 7.45pm)
Cheshire FA Senior Cup Quarter final
Venue Bower Fold, Mottram Road, Stalybridge, Cheshire, SK15 2RT
Admission Adults £10, Concessions (NUS/OAP) £6
Referee Robert Jones (Wirral)
Previous meeting> Stalybridge 1 Northwich 1 (April 13, 2010 in Blue Square North)
Stalybridge (from) Budtz (GK), MacGillivray (GK), Lynch, McWilliams, Meynall, Platt, Warburton, Austin, Bembo-Leta, Brogan, Kay, Rea, Wilkinson, Ellams, Gnahoua, Hobson, Jennings,
Doubtful Kay (wrist)
Top scorer Phil Marsh (17)
Route to this round R1 bt Chester (h) 2-1
Last season in Cheshire FA Senior Cup First Round
Northwich (from) Hinchliffe (GK), Arron Morrison (GK), Disney, Collins, Horne, Kearney, Law, Short, Smyth, Abbott, Armstrong, Ennis, Field, Kinsella, Riley, Roddy, Woolfe, Budrys,
Clarke, Evans, Johnson, Wade
Doubtful Evans (match fitness)
Top scorer Wayne Riley (12)
Route to this round R1 bt Crewe Alexandra (a) 2-1
Last season in Cheshire FA Senior Cup Winners
HOLDERS Northwich Victoria hope to extend a nine-matches winning sequence under Andy Preece in the competition, stretching more than two years.
A 2-1 success at Football League opponents Crewe Alexandra ranks probably as their best win in that time too.
Vics’ boss is likely to shuffle his pack with one eye on next week’s crunch clash with Chester, with newcomer Louis Horne, Steve Abbott, Sean Kinsella and Michael Clarke among those in line to start.
Michael Roddy and Tom Smyth are back from a ban too.
Stalybridge have their own Christmas blockbuster to look forward to against title rivals and neighbours Hyde, so manager Jim Harvey may also rest key men.
He still picked a strong team to face Chester in the last round though.
In-form Connor Jennings could make way, while ex-Northwich front man Phil Marsh – the Celts’ top scorer – would love the chance to put one over on his former employers.
Utility man Callum Warburton played, albeit briefly, at the Victoria Stadium during Steve Burr’s final season at the helm in 2006-2007.
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