MATCH PREVIEW | Runcorn Town v West

Wednesday 21st February 2018 (7.45pm), NWCFL Premier Division
Runcorn Town v West
Pavilions, Runcorn, WA7 4ET
£6 adults, £3 concessions, free for accompanied under-16s

West are set to finally get their February underway on Wednesday as they make a belated visit to Pavilions to play Runcorn Town.

After the original fixture was claimed by the weather in January, West will look to avenge September’s 4-2 defeat at Brookburn Road by inflicting a fifth successive defeat on the faltering home side.

Last weekend’s 2-1 loss to ten-man 1874 Northwich, played at Witton Albion’s Wincham Park, was Town’s fifth game without a win, and their solitary goal was their first in over six and a half hours of football. After topping the table at Christmas, they lie 22 points off the summit following arch-rivals Runcorn Linnets’ win against 1874 on Tuesday. It remains to be seen whether West are visiting Weston Point at the opportune moment or stepping into the wounded animal’s lair – Hanley Town were on a similarly poor run before putting six past Steve Settle’s side last month.

At a glance

Town v West
5th Position 16th
DLLLL Form (all competitions) LLWWL
26 Played 25
16 Won 10
3 Drawn 1
7 Lost 14
51 Points 31
57 Goals for 53
43 Goals against 76
Craig Cairns (24) Top scorer (all competitions) Tom Bailey (28)
West v Town (NWCFL era): P9 W4 D1 L4 F13 A17

Last time at Pavilions

Wednesday 26th October 2016, NWCFL Premier Division

Runcorn Town 6 (Holt 13, Cairns 21, 77, Thelwell 53, James 58, Forbes 90)
West 2 
(Mendes Gomes 6, Kay pen 18)
Att: 83

West: Robertson, Botchey, B. Woods, Andrews, Bayunu, Potts, Black, Shaw, A. Woods, Kay, Mendes Gomes. Subs: Poole, Whyment, Henderson.

Getting to Pavilions

By car
The quickest route from Chorlton to Runcorn is via the M56 and takes around 35 to 50 minutes. Please check traffic news before you set off.

By rail
Runcorn station is around one mile from the ground. From Piccadilly, change at Liverpool South Parkway. See the National Rail website for train times.

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