MATCH PREVIEW | Oswestry Town v West
Saturday 20th October 2018 (3pm), Macron Cup first round
Oswestry Town v West
The Venue, Burma Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4AS
West travel to the Welsh border this weekend with more than just Macron Cup progression on the agenda.
Steve Settle’s side will hope to correct a poor record in this season’s cups – exiting the FA Cup, FA Vase and Manchester Premier Cup at the first hurdle of each – as well as respond to last weekend’s woeful defeat to Congleton Town that left West dangling on the precipice of the relegation zone. A win against Oswestry, in the clubs’ first-ever meeting, would be a timely confidence boost ahead of a run of vital league fixtures.
By contrast, this weekend’s opponents are enjoying a run of five games unbeaten following last weekend’s home win against Stone Dominoes. Goals at either end are almost guaranteed for an Oswestry side that have already drawn 5-5 and won 5-2 and 4-3 this season.
At a glance
|18th||Position||9th (NWCFL D1S)|
|WLLLL||Form (all competitions)||DWDWW|
|Saul Henderson (9)||Top scorer (all competitions)||David Howarth (10)|
|West v Oswestry (NWCFL era): No previous meetings
Getting to The Venue
The quickest route from Chorlton to Oswestry is via the M56 and A483, and takes around 65 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes. Please check travel news before you set off.