MATCH PREVIEW | Winsford United v West

Key details

? Saturday 23rd February 2019
⏰ 3pm
? Barton Stadium, Kingsway, Winsford, CW7 3AE
? NWCFL Premier Division
?️ £6 adults / £4 concessions / £1 under-12s
? Winsford (0.9 miles)

Match preview

West find themselves at another crossroads as they travel to face fellow strugglers Winsford United.

David Powell’s side dropped back into the bottom two after last weekend’s home defeat to Charnock Richard, meaning revenge will be some way down the list of priorities against a team whose win at Brookburn Road in November signalled the end of the Steve Settle era.

The Blues looked to be pulling themselves away from danger as they followed up that win with successive victories against Abbey Hey and Padiham, but their revival spluttered out at an inopportune moment. They have only taken four points from the next 28 on offer, though they did strike late to rescue a draw at home to Squires Gate last weekend.

Another close match is in prospect with the sides having a completely even head-to-head record coming into this fixture. Meanwhile, relegation rivals Padiham host a Bootle side looking to chase down City of Liverpool, while Hanley Town don’t play after leapfrogging West last Saturday.

At a glance

West v Winsford
19th Position 17th
WLWLL Form (all competitions) LDLLD
29 Played 29
7 Won 6
3 Drawn 7
19 Lost 16
24 Points 25
39 Goals for 38
68 Goals against 64
Joe Shaw (8) Top scorer (all competitions) David Short (13)
West v Winsford (NWCFL era): P12 W6 D0 L6 F22 A22

Recent meetings

Date Competition Venue Result West scorers Attendance
24/11/2018 NWCFL Premier Division H 1-2 Kay 305
13/1/2018 NWCFL Premier Division H 3-2 Shaw, Steer, A. Woods 420
20/11/2017 NWCFL League Cup R2 A 5-1 Bailey 66

Other fixtures

Abbey Hey v 1874 Northwich
City of Liverpool v Ashton Athletic
Irlam v Runcorn Town
Litherland REMYCA v Whitchurch Alport
Padiham v Bootle
Silsden v Congleton Town
Squires Gate v Barnoldswick Town

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