1874 Northwich can head to City of Liverpool in the FA Trophy first qualifying round on Sunday in confident mood.

They do so for the 3pm kick-off on the back of securing their first win of the new season away to Newcastle Town at the weekend.

City of Liverpool, one spot below 16th-placed 1874 in Northern Premier League West, are yet to win at home this term.

Greens defeated Cheshire League One side Knutsford 2-0 on Tuesday night in a friendly, with both goals coming from Isaac Noble in the first half.

Meanwhile, Northwich Victoria return to Midland Premier League action on Saturday when they host Tividale at the U Lock It Stadium in Wincham, kick-off 3pm.

They do so on the back of a 5-0 hammering in a friendly at Vauxhall Motors on Tuesday night, after having had a blank weekend.

Vics have announced the re-signing of midfielder Tommy Grindrod this week.

He first Joined Vics in February 2020, but he only made one substitute appearance before joining Ashton Town.

Terrier-like Grindrod had a short spell at Kendal Town at the start of 2023, before returning to Ashton Town for the 2023/24 season and wherever he has played he has shown he has an eye for a pass.

Late last week, Chris Broad joined Vics as first-team coach.

“In Vics I’m joining a club I’ve had a long affiliation with,” said Broad.

“I’ve been at the club a couple of times in various roles and spent a portion of my teenage years stood in the stands.

“Northwich is a huge name in non-league football and it deserves to be back up where it was and I hope to be able to help the good work Steve Pickup and Matt Barnes are doing to get us closer to bringing that back.

“The supporters are fantastic, I know some of them personally and the love for the club from them is unwavering.

“Aspirations are to manage at this level in the future or to move back into the professional game full time.

“Other clubs I have worked with are Notts County, Nantwich Town and most recently Newcastle Town."

Another defeat was recorded by Winsford United on Tuesday night.

Blues fell to their 10th in a row at the season’s start as they went down 3-1 at home to Droylsden, who climbed five places to ninth as a result.

Jack Hart’s bottom-right finish from the penalty spot gave Winsford hope as they cut the deficit to 2-1 after 55 minutes but it was the visitors who netted the all-important next goal that was enough to secure their success.

Winsford will go again on Saturday when they play host to Sandbach in North West Councitues League Division One South at Barton Stadium, kick-off 3pm.

Barnton are the next side to take on Droylsden, a fixture that will take place at Townfield on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.