MATCH PREVIEW | Northwich Victoria v West

Key details

? Wednesday 23rd January 2018
⏰ 7.45pm
? Wincham Park (Witton Albion FC), Chapel Street, Northwich, CW9 6DA
? NWCFL Premier Division
?️ £6 adults / £4 concessions / £2 12-16s / free for under-12s
? Northwich (1.4 miles)

Match preview

The first of two consecutive trips to mid-Cheshire sends West to Wincham Park to face Northwich Victoria.

David Powell’s side got back on track with Saturday’s 2-1 home win over Silsden, and they have an opportunity to increase their buffer above the relegation zone on Wednesday night. But that will be easier said than done against the rejuvenated Vics.

Vics overhauled their squad in the close-season and were installed as promotion favourites in some quarters. In that respect, that they currently lie 7th in the Premier Division could be seen as a disappointment, but it represents clear progress after they stalled to 16th last campaign. Steve Wilkes’ team have also enjoyed success in the FA Vase – they face Histon in a fifth round tie in early February as they chase a first Wembley appearance since 1996 – and last Saturday they beat rivals 1874 Northwich for the first time in eight attempts.

At a glance

West v Vics
18th Position 7th
LWWLW Form (all competitions) WLLWW
27 Played 24
7 Won 13
3 Drawn 2
17 Lost 9
15 Points 41
37 Goals for 55
61 Goals against 36
Joe Shaw (8) Top scorer (all competitions) Joel Brownhill (18)
West v Vics (NWCFL era): P3 W1 D0 L2 F5 A9

Recent meetings

Date Competition Venue Result West scorers Attendance
4/8/2018 NWCFL Premier Division H 3-5 Platt, Breslin, Henderson 328
14/4/2018 NWCFL Premier Division A 1-2 Bailey, Shaw 119
28/11/2017 NWCFL Premier Division H 1-2 Bailey 140

 

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