MATCH PREVIEW | West v Squires Gate

Key details

📅 Saturday 30th March 2019
⏰ 3pm
📍 Brookburn Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 8FE
🏆 NWCFL Premier Division
🎟️ £5 adults / £3 concessions / free for under-12s

Match preview

West will look to launch what would be a miraculous escape act when they welcome Squires Gate to Brookburn Road.

Hanley Town’s midweek win at Irlam left West in a critical position, six points adrift of safety with five games remaining. With Hanley out of action this weekend, David Powell’s side cannot afford any result other than a win against Gate if they are to maintain their hopes of Premier Division football next season.

Squires Gate, on the other hand, have enjoyed a comfortable season and look to be finishing strongly, losing only once in their last eight fixtures. They claimed a creditable point at 1874 Northwich last weekend as they aim to secure what would be a first top-ten finish since 2015.

West and Gate have already met twice this season – West fell at the first FA Cup hurdle on a dire August afternoon at Brookburn Road, but claimed some revenge on the Fylde coast a month later when Saul Henderson’s last-minute winner clinched a 1-0 away win.

At a glance

West v Squires Gate
19th Position 8th
LLLLD Form (all competitions) DWWWD
33 Played 32
7 Won 15
4 Drawn 6
22 Lost 11
25 Points 50
42 Goals for 69
81 Goals against 50
Joe Shaw (8) Top scorer (all competitions) Richard Seear (19)
West v Squires Gate (NWCFL era): P13 W4 D3 L6 F26 A19

Recent meetings

Date Competition Venue Result West scorers Attendance
29/9/2018 NWCFL Premier Division A 0-1 Henderson 50
11/8/2018 FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round H 2-3 Shaw, Henderson 214
10/3/2018 NWCFL Premier Division A 1-2 Bailey 2 60

Other fixtures

Ashton Athletic v Abbey Hey
Bootle v Litherland REMYCA
Charnock Richard v Irlam
Padiham v Barnoldswick Town
Runcorn Town v Winsford United

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