Why should I watch..? 

To see if improving 1874 Northwich can bring to an end promotion-chasing Bootle’s impressive 11-match winning run in the North West Counties League’s Premier Division. 

A side managed by Paul Bowyer and Wayne Goodison triumphed in the return in September. 

They make a trip to Bootle buoyed by winning their past three games in all competitions and keeping a clean-sheet for the first time since November when they saw off Abbey Hey last time out. 

That progress is sure to be tested by free-scoring opponents who have found the net more often than any top-flight rival. 

1874 have reason to be optimistic though; they are unbeaten in four previous visits to play Bootle on Merseyside and have already held leaders City of Liverpool on the same pitch earlier this season. 

What they’ve said 

"Our mind-set has to be that we can go to Bootle and win the game. 

“We expect to come under more pressure than we have in our past couple of games and I’m looking to see how we handle that.” 

Wayne Goodison, 1874 Northwich co-manager 

Numbers game 

Bootle have won their past 11 matches in the North West Counties League’s top-flight, scoring 31 goals along the way 

A man in form 

Scott McGowan 

The striker has scored in each of his past five appearances for 1874 Northwich, increasing his tally for the campaign to 31 

1874 team news 

Paul Connor (Achilles) is ruled out by injury, but Danny Meadowcroft returns after missing last weekend’s 3-0 win at Abbey Hey.  

Full-back Lee Jackson is again unavailable. 

Meanwhile Sam Freakes, Ryan Jackson and Joe Woolley (all knee) are long-term absentees. 

Form guide (past six league games) 

Bootle W W W W W W 

1874 W W L L L W 


Bootle Y49 R5 

1874 Y45 R4 

This season’s previous meeting 

1874 2-1 Bootle (September 29, 2018) 

Last season’s league meetings 

1874 1-2 Bootle (April 23, 2018) 

Bootle 0-1 1874 (October 28, 2017) 

Essential information 

When Saturday, March 2 2019 

Kick-off 3pm 

Address TDP Solicitors Stadium, Vesty Road, off Bridle Road, Bootle, Liverpool L30 1NY 

Admission Adults £5, Concessions £2, Under 16s Free 

Parking Available inside the gates at the ground. Additional parking at the industrial estate nearby