AS a new month begins, the matches continue to come thick and fast for our football teams.

Witton Albion start November by welcoming lowly Trafford to the U Lock It Stadium on Saturday, with Jon Macken’s side back in action after a fortnight off and looking to build on an impressive win at high-flying Kidsgrove Athletic last time out.

Their visitors sit second-bottom of the Northern Premier League West Division table but will arrive buoyed by finally collecting their first win of the season in midweek by beating Nantwich Town 2-1.

Also in the NPL West, 1874 Northwich will aim for better fortunes on their travels having conceded four goals in each of their past two away matches at Hanley Town and Leek Town.

However, they face the tough task of visiting third-placed Clitheroe, who could go top of the table with a victory.

In midweek, 1874 turn their attentions to the Mid-Cheshire Cup and a semi-final clash with neighbours Northwich Victoria at Townfield on Tuesday.

In advance of their trip across town, Vics will hope to have ended their run of three straight defeats in all competitions on Saturday when they travel to Bewdley Town – the Midland Football League Premier Division’s bottom side.

In the North West Counties League, Barnton will look to make it three wins in a row on Saturday but face a stiff test against First Division South leaders Brocton in the first of two home fixtures they have this week – the Villagers also welcome Ashville to Townfield on Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, Winsford United hotshot Jeanny Leblanc-Akpo celebrated signing a deal to remain at Barton Stadium for the rest of the season by netting his eighth goal in nine appearances on Tuesday.

His efforts were in vain as Blues lost 4-3 to higher-ranked Stalybridge Celtic in the Cheshire Senior Cup, with Zeke Eme netting twice for Lee Duckworth’s side.

Winsford return to league action on Saturday and could climb out of the relegation zone with a win at Droylsden, who sit directly above them in the First Division South table.

Former Wigan, Nottingham Forest and Southampton defender Daniel Fox was among the scorers for Winsford Town in their 6-0 home win against Newton-le-Willows in Cheshire League Two on Saturday.

That is 11 goals in two games for Town, having won 5-0 at Lostock Gralam Reserves on their previous outing.

It leaves Town third in the table, seven points behind Pilkington under 23s with two games in hand and eight points behind leaders Clay Brow FC with three games in hand.

Rob Hopley’s men host high-flying Staffordshire County Senior League Premier Division side AFC Alsager in the Cheshire Amateur Cup on Saturday.