Why should I watch..?

To see if 1874 Northwich can keep up the momentum given to them by six straight wins in all competitions.

The Macron Cup may not be top of their list of priorities, but they will not want to start a testing sequence of Premier Division fixtures – which starts at Padiham on Saturday – on the wrong end of a knockout upset.

They start as overwhelming favourites.

Abbey Hulton, based in Stoke on Trent, occupy a mid-table place in North West Counties League Division One as the campaign approaches its halfway point.

Their form is poor, and six of their past seven matches have ended in defeat.

What they’ve said

“We want to reach January and remain in contention to win each competition we’re still in.

“For that reason we’ll put out what we feel is a strong side [against Abbey Hulton].

“We’d like to keep the winning run going that we’re on, not least because the confidence it can give to players is something that you simply can’t buy.”

Wayne Goodison, 1874 Northwich co-manager

Numbers game

1874 Northwich haven’t won seven successive matches in league and cup in more than three years – a sequence between September 27 and October 28 2014

Man to keep an eye on

Kazim Waite-Jackson

The teenage midfielder continues to impress in cameos as a substitute, and scored a stunning free-kick during the closing stages of last Tuesday’s FA Vase success against Tow Law Town.

He is likely to be given even more minutes on the field tonight, and will be keen to stake a claim for a place during a testing run of matches over the next six weeks.

1874 team news

Mark Jones (ankle) is ruled out by an injury sustained during last weekend’s 1-0 win against West Didsbury & Chorlton.

Versatile defender Ryan Mitchell is away, and misses the next three games.

Jack Lever (knee) is not yet back in training, while Ryan Jackson, Danny Thomas and Joe Woolley (all knee) are long-term injury absentees.

Form (past six in all competitions)

1874 W W W W W W

Abbey Hulton L L W L L L

Most recent meetings

None; this is a first competitive meeting between the clubs

Essential information

When Tuesday, November 21

Kick-off 7.45pm

Address St Luke’s Barton Stadium, Kingsway, Winsford CW7 3AE

Admission Adults £6, Concessions (NUS/OAP) £4, Under 16s Free

Parking Available for free at the ground