NORTHWICH Victoria are ready to officially get their new groundshare underway this weekend.

After it was confirmed their deal to share the U Lock It Stadium with landlords Witton Albion was to end following the current season, Vics quickly came to an agreement with Winsford United to become tenants at their Barton Stadium.

Agreements were subsequently made to start the agreement early and as such, Steve Pickup’s side play their first game at their new home tomorrow when Darlaston Town visit for a Midlands Football League Premier Division fixture.

“The board at Northwich Victoria would like to thank all the supporters for their recent help and support in the groundshare agreement with Winsford United,” chairman Ian Egerton said in a club statement.

“On the eve of our first game, we are very much looking forward to building a great relationship with Winsford United and once again would like to place on record our personal thanks to the Winsford United board for making the process extremely straight forward.”

The game will be Vics’ first in a fortnight, with their last fixture being the reverse game against tomorrow’s opponents which ended in a 2-2 draw.

In the Northern Premier League West, 1874 Northwich are back on home soil with the aim of avoiding a fifth consecutive league defeat.

Greens – still under the temporary charge of senior players Matt Woolley and Mark Jones following the departures of co-managers Paul Bowyer and Wayne Goodison earlier this month – welcome Avro to Townfield as they look to move away from relegation danger.

Witton Albion are back in action after a fortnight’s break tomorrow as they look to make it back-to-back away victories.

The returning Elliott Rokka and new signing Brandon Newell could be in contention for debuts as Jon Macken’s side travel to play-off chasing Leek Town.

Barnton are also due for an away fixture tomorrow – the Villagers’ bid to avoid a third straight defeat in the North West Counties League First Division South sees them visit high-flying Abbey Hey.

Meanwhile, Lostock Gralam start their defence of the JB Parker Premier Division Challenge Cup with a trip to AFC Knowsley in the first round tomorrow, kick off 2pm.

Winsford Town are also in cup action – they welcome Newton Athletic to Winsford Academy for a JA Walton Cup tie, kick off 2pm.

All kick offs 3pm unless stated.