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

West v Oswestry
18th Position 9th (NWCFL D1S)
WLLLL Form (all competitions) DWDWW
13 Played 13
2 Won 5
2 Drawn 4
9 Lost 4
8 Points 19
14 Goals for 24
36 Goals against 28
Saul Henderson (9) Top scorer (all competitions) David Howarth (10)
West v Oswestry (NWCFL era): No previous meetings

Getting to The Venue

By road
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.

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