1874 Northwich will aim to be more clinical in front of goal when they play host to Vauxhall Motors in Northern Premier League West at Townfield on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

They suffered a 3-1 home loss to Mossley on Tuesday but created a glut of chances that they failed to put away.

Matt Woolley put them ahead in the 13th minute with a glancing header from a Lucas Weir cross.

They held on to that lead until Mossley scored with their first shot on goal through Jack Bannister in the 51st minute.

The best of 1874’s golden opportunities to add to their tally came when Jamal Crawford hit the crossbar in the 62nd minute.

And then five minutes later Mossley edged in front through Oumar Camara and then Callum Leigh wrapped up the contest in the 74th minute.

A first away win of the season for Mossley saw them move up to second, while 1874 stayed 14th and came down to earth with a bump after Saturday’s pleasing 2-1 win at City of Liverpool.

1874 will also be in action on Tuesday when they visit Altrincham in the Cheshire Senior Cup first round.

Meanwhile, eighth-placed Witton Albion head to fifth-placed Prescot Cables on Saturday, 3pm, without the services of striker Elliot Rokka, a non-contract player who left the club earlier this week.

Albion manager Jon Macken was pleased to see his side return to winning ways at home to Widnes at the weekend, albeit with an added-time winner from Connor Hughes, and hopes they can build further from here.

“It’s been a tough period,” said Macken.

“We’ve had a lot of away games, we’ve had people with different injuries, we’ve not been able to get any rhythm or momentum.

“It was good to be back in front of our home fans and wins like that (with the last-gasp winner) sometimes mean a lot. A win like that can really get the motivation and passion going, and can really lift people.

“Hopefully we did that with the fans and players on Saturday.”

This Saturday’s other fixtures see Northwich Victoria host Romulus, Winsford United entertain Abbey Hulton United and Barnton travel to Stockport Georgians, all 3pm.

Vics will also welcome Cheadle Town in the Cheshire Senior Cup next Wednesday, with Winsford United hitting the road against Abbey Hulton United in the Edward Case Cup on Tuesday, both 7.45pm.