MATCH PREVIEW | West v City of Liverpool

Tuesday 1st May 2018 (7.45pm), NWCFL Premier Division
West v City of Liverpool
Kensite Stadium, Atherton, M46 9EY
£5 adults, £3 concessions, free for under-12s

West begin a run of four ‘home’ games to close out the season with the visit of City of Liverpool – hosted at Atherton Collieries’ Kensite Stadium.

Steve Settle’s side head to their temporary base on the back of Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Widnes, but continue to target a top-half finish. They will need to keep winning to achieve this goal, with 12th-placed Ashton Athletic sitting two points behind with games in hand.

The Purps’ weekend defeat at Hanley Town ended a 14-match unbeaten run – a streak that appears to have arrived too late to trouble the promotion places, but a top four finish is within their grasp. Simon Burton’s team racked up their 100th league goal in their win over Abbey Hey on 26th April, a tally boosted by 8-0 wins against relegated Barnton and AFC Darwen in recent weeks as well as the 6-1 win over West in January.

By the numbers

  • West have won one and lost two of their NWCFL matches at the Kensite Stadium – the win coming in an April 2013 First Division fixture.

At a glance

West v Purps
11th Position 4th
LWLWL Form (all competitions) WWWWL
40 Played 40
17 Won 22
4 Drawn 9
19 Lost 9
55 Points 75
82 Goals for 100
109 Goals against 53
Tom Bailey (35) Top scorer (all competitions) Thomas Peterson (16)
West v Purps (NWCFL era): P1 W0 D0 L1 F1 A6

Recent meetings

  • 6/1/2018, NWCFL Premier Division – City of Liverpool 6 West 1 (Bailey)

Getting to the Kensite Stadium

By car
The quickest route from Chorlton to Atherton is via the M60 and takes around 30 to 45 minutes. Please check travel news before you set off.

By rail
Atherton station is half a mile from the ground. Trains run direct from Manchester Victoria. Check the National Rail website for times.

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