Pitch inspection

Why should I watch..?

To see which of the two teams can kick-start their campaign following a run of indifferent results in recent weeks.

Northwich Victoria were denied by the weather an opportunity to recover at the first attempt last Saturday following a 2-0 reverse against neighbours 1874 Northwich on home turf in midweek.

They will also have in mind a desire to avenge a 6-1 hammering against Runcorn at Pavilions in the return game back in August.

Chris Herbert’s men are enduring their most testing period of the season after losing their past three games and failing to score in any of their past four.

They have slipped to fourth place in the table as a result, six points adrift of second-placed Widnes.

Numbers game

Vics are attempting to end a four-match run without a win, their longest sequence without collecting maximum points since Steve Wilkes was appointed as manager

Man to keep an eye on

Joe Whittington

Was among Vics’ most impressive performers during their previous match against 1874 Northwich last Tuesday.

The former AFC Liverpool wide man will be tasked with supplying the ammunition to Jay Hart and Olly Walker in attack.

Vics team news

The home team are without leading goal-scorer Brian Matthews, who sustained a cut to his shin during a 2-0 defeat against 1874 Northwich last Tuesday.

Full-back Daniel Johnson is suspended, but Liam Bickett and Adam Lawrence are available again after missing last week’s derby encounter.

Form guide (past six in league)

Vics L L D D W W

Runcorn L L L D W L

Most recent meetings

Runcorn 6-1 Vics (NWCFL Premier Division, August 30 2017)

Runcorn 2-3 Vics (FA Cup Preliminary Round, August 29 2015)

Essential information

When Tuesday, February 6

Kick-off 7.45pm

Address Townfield, Townfield Lane, Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4LH

Admission Adults £6, Concessions (NUS/OAP) £4, Under 16s £2, Accompanied under 12s Free

Parking Strictly limited at the ground. Northwich Victoria advise spectators to use available spaces at Barnton Library and Barnton Primary School, both located on Townfield Lane.