MATCH PREVIEW | Cammell Laird v West

MATCH PREVIEW | Cammell Laird v West

28 Sep 2019

MATCH PREVIEW | Cammell Laird v West

Key details

? Cammell Laird v West
? NWCFL First Division South
? Saturday 28th September 2019, 3pm
? Kirklands, Birkenhead, CH42 1PY
? £5 adults / £2 concessions / free for under-12s
? Rock Ferry (0.7 miles)

West head to Cammell Laird for a second away game of the week, seeking a return to winning ways.

Tuesday's 3-3 draw at New Mills was a second game without success for Brad Cooke's side, representing something of a blip after a resounding start to the season.

Despite a return of one point from a possible six, West remain in a good position in the First Division South promotion places, four points off frontrunners Vauxhall Motors. But this weekend's outing to Birkenhead promises to be a stiff test of West's powers of recovery, against a side just three points and two places behind them in the table.

The Camells suffered their own setback in midweek, losing 3-2 at home to Alsager Town, but have otherwise made a solid start as they look to return to the Premier Division for the first time since 2017. They can also boast the division's highest scorer, Luke Blondel, who has 11 goals already this season - including four against Maine Road in August.

How we stand

Last time we met

Saturday 22nd April 2017, West 6-1 Cammell Laird: West ended the 2016-17 season in style with a rout of the already-relegated Cammells. Ben Steer, Joe Shaw, Matty Kay, Georgi Whyment (2) and Josh Tinker all scored to secure a second resounding win of the season against the Birkenhead side, after a 7-2 win at Kirklands in September.

The West team that afternoon: Ashley, Mason, Tinker (Simcock), McGrath, Rogers, Potts, Whyment, Shaw, Steer (Woodward), Kay, Mendes Gomes (Settle).

Other fixtures

Friday 27th September
Oswestry Town v Barnton

Saturday 28th September
Alsager Town v Eccleshall
Cheadle Heath Nomads v St Martins
Cheadle Town v Abbey Hulton United
Maine Road v Sandbach United
Stockport Town v Ellesmere Rangers
Stone Old Alleynians v Abbey Hey
Wythenshawe Amateurs v New Mills
Wythenshawe Town v Vauxhall Motors

Preview podcast

West supporter Michael Coates discusses this weekend's game.