MATCH PREVIEW | 1874 Northwich v West

Key details

📅 Saturday 26th January 2019
⏰ 3pm
📍 Barton Stadium (Winsford United FC), Kingsway, Winsford, CW7 3AE
🏆 NWCFL Premier Division
🎟️ £6 adults / £4 concessions / £2 12-16s / free for under-12s
🚆 Winsford (0.9 miles)

Match preview

After Wednesday’s trip to Northwich Victoria was curtailed due to fog, West will hope this weekend’s journey back to mid-Cheshire is more productive as they face 1874 Northwich.

Despite Wednesday’s postponement it is a case of as you were for West, with 19th-placed Hanley Town’s midweek game also falling foul of the weather. That means they lie three points ahead of Hanley and level with 1874’s tenants Winsford United, who travel to Irlam.

1874 are on a four-game losing streak, including a first defeat to their bête noire Northwich Vics last weekend, and there may be disappointment at a failure to kick on following a memorable campaign last term. But the Greens do have momentum off the pitch – this is their last season at the Barton Stadium before they depart for Barnton’s more central Townfields, and in November the Cheshire FA confirmed 1874 were their preferred tenants for a proposed new facility in Northwich.

Despite the Greens’ poor form they can still rely on Scott McGowan, who has plundered 24 goals so far this season, and they maintain a stranglehold over West having lost just once in 12 meetings.

At a glance

West v 1874
18th Position 11th
LWWLW Form (all competitions) WLLLL
27 Played 26
7 Won 9
3 Drawn 8
17 Lost 9
24 Points 35
37 Goals for 42
61 Goals against 45
Joe Shaw (8) Top scorer (all competitions) Scott McGowan (24)
West v 1874 (NWCFL era): P12 W1 D1 L10 F12 A28

Recent meetings

Date Competition Venue Result West scorers Attendance
22/9/2018 NWCFL Premier Division H 1-2 Dos Santos 364
21/4/2018 NWCFL Premier Division H 2-1 Bailey, A. Woods 455
28/11/2017 NWCFL Premier Division A 1-0 244

Other fixtures

Abbey Hey v Bootle
Burscough v Ashton Athletic
City of Liverpool v Silsden
Congleton Town v Charnock Richard
Irlam v Winsford United (2pm)
Northwich Victoria v Whitchurch Alport
Runcorn Town v Barnoldswick Town (2pm)
Squires Gate v Hanley Town

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