MATCH PREVIEW | West v AFC Liverpool

MATCH PREVIEW | West v AFC Liverpool

20 Mar 2018

MATCH PREVIEW | West v AFC Liverpool

Tuesday 20th March 2018 (7.45pm), NWCFL Premier Division
West v AFC Liverpool
Brookburn Road, Chorlton, M21 8FE
£5 adults, £3 concessions, free for under-12s accompanied by an adult

The latest attempt at staging West v AFC Liverpool takes place at Brookburn Road on Tuesday night, with both sides aiming to respond after damaging weekend defeats.

West's unbeaten run came to a crushing end in east Lancashire as Steve Settle's side were hammered 6-1 by Padiham. The Reds, meanwhile, remain mired in the relegation zone after falling to a 2-0 defeat at home to Congleton Town - their fifth reverse in six games.

Thought West still remain nine points clear of 20th-placed Maine Road, Saturday's heavy defeat to the Storks was a reminder that they are not yet out of trouble. The visitors are rapidly running out of games to extend their seven-year stay in the Premier Division and have an ominous run-in - eight of the current top nine lie in wait before the season's conclusion. However, their 2-2 draw at Charnock Richard at the start of March was a sign that all may not be lost as joint-managers Stuart Keir and Ben Williams attempt an escape act.

At a glance

West v Reds
16th Position 21st
DDWDL Form (all competitions) LDLLL
31 Played 31
11 Won 7
4 Drawn 5
16 Lost 19
37 Points 25
66 Goals for 55
94 Goals against 72
Tom Bailey (32) Top scorer (all competitions) Michael Boyle (7)
West v Reds (NWCFL era): P11 W2 D3 L6 F18 A26

Last time at Brookburn Road

Saturday 12th November 2016, NWCFL Premier Division

West 2 (Own goal 10, Woods 13)
AFC Liverpool 2 (Adegbenro 57, Champion 89)
Att: 162