MATCH PREVIEW | Bootle v West

Key details

? Saturday 22nd December 2018
⏰ 3pm
? TDP Solicitors Stadium, Vesty Road, Bootle, L30 1NY
? NWCFL Premier Division
?️ £5 adults / £2 concessions / free for under-12s
? Aintree (0.9 miles)

Match preview

A rejuvunated West could exit the relegation zone if they beat high-flying Bootle on Saturday.

David Powell has made a flawless start to his West reign, with his side dispatching Whitchurch Alport and Hanley Town without conceding a goal. The festive period gives Powell the chance to measure West’s progress – they play three of the current top five over Christmas and New Year, along with a Boxing Day derby at bottom side Abbey Hey.

That run begins with a trip to Merseyside to face the fourth-placed Bucks, who have been wildly inconsistent of late. They tumbled out of the Macron Cup after losing 5-0 at Cheadle Town and shipped five more at home to Squires Gate – but then scored seven without reply at Silsden. A six-goal Liverpool Senior Cup hammering by Prescot Cables followed, before the Bucks ended Northwich Victoria’s five-game winning run with victory at Wincham Park.

West and Bootle played out a 2-2 draw at Brookburn Road in the sides’ first meeting of the season in August. The home side established a half-time lead through goals from Junior Dos Santos and Saul Henderson, but Carl Peers and Johnny Foy struck after the break to ensure the points were shared.

At a glance

West v Bucks
19th Position 4th
LLLWW Form (all competitions) LLWLW
22 Played 19
4 Won 4
3 Drawn 5
15 Lost 10
15 Points 34
25 Goals for 46
52 Goals against 25
Joe Shaw (5) Top scorer (all competitions) Carl Peers (10)
West v Bucks: P13 W5 D2 L6 F26 A35

Recent meetings

Date Competition Venue Result West scorers Attendance
25/8/2018 NWCFL Premier Division H 2-2 Dos Santos, Henderson 265
31/10/2017 NWCFL Premier Division H 0-4 160
15/8/2017 NWCFL Premier Division A 3-3 Tinker, own goal, Kay 108

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