MATCH PREVIEW | West v AFC Liverpool

Thursday 12th April 2018 (7.45pm), NWCFL Premier Division
West v AFC Liverpool
Brookburn Road, Chorlton, M21 8FE
Free entry, or donation to the club

After waterlogged pitches, snow-covered pitches and floodlight failures, West are finally set to welcome AFC Liverpool to Brookburn Road on Thursday night – the second home game for Steve Settle’s side in three days.

The second attempt at playing this fixture, on 3rd March, was billed as a relegation six-pointer but West are now closer to the top six than the bottom four after a terrific start to spring. Tuesday night’s excellent win over Padiham was their fourth victory in a row and they have taken 17 points from a possible 24 since that postponement against Thursday’s visitors.

For the Reds, meanwhile, the situation has become even more critical. They lost 2-0 at Widnes at the weekend and, with more teams beginning to pull away from the relegation vortex, a swift reversal in fortunes is needed if they are to avoid being cut adrift. They have only won once in their last ten games, and outstanding assignments include champions-elect Runcorn Linnets alongside promotion-chasing Runcorn Town, Hanley Town and 1874 Northwich.

At a glance

West v Reds
11th Position 21st
LWWWW Form (all competitions) LWDLL
35 Played 35
15 Won 8
4 Drawn 6
16 Lost 21
49 Points 30
75 Goals for 65
98 Goals against 84
Tom Bailey (32) Top scorer (all competitions) Kevin Edgar (15)
No longer at club
West v Reds (NWCFL era): P11 W2 D3 L6 F18 A26

Last time at Brookburn Road

Saturday 12th November 2016, NWCFL Premier Division

West 2 (Own goal 10, Woods 13)
AFC Liverpool 2 (Adegbenro 57, Champion 89)
Att: 162

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