Match of the Day

Barnton v Burscough (kick-off 3pm)

These teams occupy the bottom two places in the North West Counties League Premier Division table, but both have recorded wins int the past week.

The Villagers ended an 18-match sequence without a victory when they triumphed 4-1 at West Didsbury & Chorlton on Tuesday.

A repeat at Townfield on Saturday would allow them to swap places with the Linnets.

Manager Steve Lloyd hopes the signing of experienced defender Andrew Alston, who was briefly first-team coach at Northwich Victoria earlier this term, can bolster a back-line that has failed to keep a clean-sheet to date.

It’s an important afternoon for…

Northwich Victoria manager Steve Wilkes

Denied by the weather from taking on one of his former clubs, Padiham, a fortnight ago, he takes an in-form team to another of his former employers in the form of third-placed Runcorn Linnets.

Vics have won their past five league games, although this is a first fixture in that sequence against an opponent at the top of the table.

And what about…

Barnton Wanderers v Club AZ (kick-off 2pm)

Unbeaten since losing 2-1 at home to Over 3 Grange on the opening night of the Crewe & District League season, they host pace-setting Club AZ on Saturday.

The table-toppers arrive at Barnton Primary School with six wins from their seven Premier Division fixtures to date, although they have shown signs they can be vulnerable in the past fortnight.

Second-placed Wanderers were disappointed to draw 1-1 with newcomers Clock Tower last weekend, and are determined to close a gap to their guests in the standings.

Why not go and give your local side a cheer?

Here’s a full list of fixtures from the respective competitions our teams play in:

Northern Premier League

Premier Division (3pm unless stated): Ashton Utd v Barwell; Buxton v Grantham; Halesowen v Marine; Hednesford v Stalybridge; Lancaster v Coalville; Mickleover v Warrington; Nantwich v Whitby; Shaw Lane v Stourbridge; Stafford v Farsley Celtic; Sutton Coldfield v Altrincham; Witton v Matlock; Workington v Rushall.

North West Counties League

Premier Division (3pm unless stated): 1874 Northwich v West Didsbury & Chorlton (at Winsford United FC); AFC Liverpool v Darwen (at Marine FC); Ashton Ath v Congleton; Barnoldswick v Squires Gate; Barnton v Burscough; City of Liverpool v Winsford (at Bootle FC); Hanley v Abbey Hey; Irlam v Padiham; Maine Road v Bootle; Runcorn Linnets v Northwich Victoria; Widnes v Charnock Richard.

Cheshire League

Premier Division (2pm unless stated): Ashton v Altrincham res (3pm); Billinge v Wythenshawe; Congleton Vale v Eagle; Knutsford v Rylands; Linotype v Rudheath; Malpas v Greenalls PSO; Poynton v Whaley Bridge.

League One: Cheadle res v Golborne (3pm); Deva v Garswood; Mersey Valley v Daten; Styal v Lostock Gralam; West Didsbury & Chorlton res v Pilkington; Windle Labour v FC St Helens.

League Two: Blacon v Maine Road res; Ford Motors v Unicorn Ath; Moore v Broadheath; St Helens Town res v Grappenhall (12.15pm); Tarporley v Sandbach Utd res; Winstanley v Buxton res.

Reserves Division: Daten v Golborne; Denton v Vulcan; FC St Helens v Linotype; Greenalls PSO v Knutsford A; Middlewich v Orford.

JA Walton Challenge Cup

Second Round (2pm unless stated): Halebank v AFC Macclesfield; Vulcan v Egerton.

Northern Cup

First Round (2pm unless stated): Astley & Tyldesley v Styal res (1.30pm); Blackburn United res v Cestrian Alex; Cuddington v Leigh (1.30pm); Eagle res v Ormskirk; Ecclesfield v Alumni (1.30pm); Garswood res v Sandbach Town; Grange Sports res v Goose Green (1.30pm); Moore v Daten 3rd; Over 3 Grange v Billinge res; Pilkington res v FC Duddon; Red Lions v Mary Dendy; Rishton v Pemberton Ath (1.30pm); Rylands res v Winnington Ave 1994; Tanner v Poynton res (1.30pm).

Crewe and District FA Junior Shield

Quarter-finals (1.30pm): Winsford res v Witton res (at Knights Grange).

Crewe and District League

Premier Division (2pm unless stated): Barnton Wanderers v Club AZ; Clock Tower v Winnington Ave; Sandbach Curshaws v Madeley White Star.