1874 NORTHWICH have confirmed that their first fixture of 2018 will be on a Sunday.

They were paired with Pontefract Collieries in a draw for FA Vase fourth round last week, and host the Northern Counties East League title-hopefuls on January 7, kick-off 3pm.

The tie has been put back 24 hours because Winsford United, landlords at the St Luke’s Barton Stadium, are scheduled to host Runcorn Linnets in a league fixture the previous afternoon.

It marks the start of busy week for a side managed by Paul Bowyer and Wayne Goodison with a visit from Altrincham for a Cheshire FA Senior Cup encounter scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, kick-off 7.45pm.

Should a head-to-head with Pontefract end in a draw after extra-time then a replay follows on Saturday, January 13.

Fixtures for January

07 Pontefract Collieries (h) FA Vase

09 Altrincham (h) Cheshire FA Senior Cup

13 AFC Liverpool (h) North West Counties League

15 Winsford United (a) Mid-Cheshire District FA Senior Cup

24 AFC Liverpool (a) North West Counties League

27 Burscough (h) North West Counties League

30 Northwich Victoria (a) North West Counties League

(subject to change in case of FA Vase replay)