LEAGUE action returns on Saturday after a midweek of cup action.

In Northern Premier League West, Witton Albion will host Clitheroe while 1874 make the trip to Hanley Town.

Northwich Victoria hit the road to face Stourport Swifts in the Midland League Premier Division, while in North West Counties League Division One South Barnton will host Maine Road with Winsford United entertaining Eccleshall.

All games are scheduled for 3pm, with the only team set for action in midweek are Winsford who are slated to welcome Chadderton to the Barton Stadium in the first round of the Macron Cup, kick-off 7.45pm.

1874 bowed out of the Cheshire Senior Cup on Tuesday.

They lost 4-2 on penalties at Altrincham, who are currently sat fourth in the Vanarama National League.

Home keeper Matty Gould saved 1874’s first two spot kicks, and although Ellis Allen saved the Robins’ fourth penalty after successes from Matty Fenton and Benjamin Mullarkey, it was Bruno Andrade who sealed the visitors’ fate.

It was Andrade who had put Alty in front from a breakaway in the 39th minute and 1874 had equalised from the spot in the 69th minute through Lucas Weir.

The Robins came closest to a winner in normal time when Andrade rattled the crossbar in the 85th minute.

They also had a goal ruled out early doors for offside.

Michael Ibeto became the 200th player to represent 1874 in a competitive fixture by debuting in the tie and caught the eye with an impressive display.

Left-sided defender Kacper Mialkowski, who has been brought in on dual-registration with Glossop North End, was on the bench.

Meanwhile, Winsford United enjoyed a second big win in four days against Abbey Hulton United, returning home from Stoke 5-1 victors in the Edward Case Cup.

The hosts were down to 10 men after 10 minutes as a result of a defender committing a foul on Ross Aikenhead as he was through on goal.

Aikenhead went on to play a meaty role in the win, scoring twice and hitting the crossbar in the move that led to the first goal from the rebound by Ezekiel Eme after 22 minutes.

Eme soon doubled Blues’ advantage, receiving a set-piece delivery at the back post and making no mistake with his execution.

The hosts did manage a response, substitute Daniel Allen heading home a corner before the break.

When Samuel Cryer whipped in a cross for Aikenhead to control and find the bottom-right corner in the 61st minute the game looked over.

It was confirmed four minutes later when Ashley Leather made instant impact by following up a rebound for his first goal of the season.

Aikenhead completed the scoring with a superb strike from the edge of the box.