Preview: West v Prestwich Heys

West are at home for the first time this season, welcoming Prestwich Heys to M21.

Key details

📅 Tuesday 2nd August 2022, 7:45pm
📍 The Step Places Stadium, Brookburn Road, Chorlton, M21 8FE
🎫 £6 / £4 / free for under 12s (cash and card)
🚗 No parking at the ground – use Hardy Farm, M21 8DP
🗞️ Programme on sale for £2

Preview

Both sides emerged from their opening fixtures unbeaten – West taking a point from Ashton Athletic, while Heys had an impressive 3-0 win at home to Burscough.

The odd goal in seven was enough for us to knock Heys out of the Lancashire Challenge Trophy last season, but that result will count for little against the new-look visitors. Manager Matt Barnes, now of Runcorn Town, was ushered out of Adie Moran Park in the close season, quickly replaced by ex-Avro bosses Lee O’Brien and James Hampson.

With a change of management came a host of comings and goings, and two players in the latter category swapped M45 for M21 – Ben Hampson and Sam Dickinson are in line for a quick reunion with their former club.

Other fixtures

Tuesday
Barnoldswick Town v Kendal Town
Burscough v Longridge Town
Charnock Richard v Squires Gate
Congleton Town v Ashton Athletic
Padiham v Bury AFC
Winsford United v Avro

Wednesday
AFC Liverpool v Avro
Litherland REMYCA v FC Isle of Man

Thursday
Lower Breck v Vauxhall Motors (8pm)