MATCH PREVIEW | AFC Liverpool v West – West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC

MATCH PREVIEW | AFC Liverpool v West

Tuesday 17th April 2018 (7.45pm), NWCFL Premier Division
AFC Liverpool v West
Marine Travel Arena, College Road, Crosby, L23 3AS
£5 adults, £3 concessions, £2 under-18s

Seven days after the sides met at Brookburn Road, West and AFC Liverpool reconvene on Merseyside for the visitors’ penultimate away game of the season.

West responded to last week’s stoppage-time defeat to the Reds with Saturday’s 2-1 win at Northwich Victoria which lifted them into the Premier Division’s top ten. That was a fifth win in six for Steve Settle’s side, with Tom Bailey getting back into the goalscoring groove – after a six-game drought, his opener at Townfields was his second goal in as many games.

The Reds failed to build on last Tuesday’s win as they were edged out by a solitary goal at Runcorn Town, but a spirited display against the promotion candidates will have boosted hopes of escaping the relegation zone. They remain within striking distance of Burscough after the Linnets’ defeat at their Runcorn namesakes on Monday night, with both sides having seven games left to play.

At a glance

Reds v West
20th Position 10th
DLLWL Form (all competitions) WWWLW
37 Played 37
9 Won 16
6 Drawn 4
22 Lost 17
33 Points 52
67 Goals for 78
86 Goals against 101
Kevin Edgar (15)
No longer at club
Top scorer (all competitions) Tom Bailey (34)
West v Reds (NWCFL era): P12 W2 D3 L7 F19 A28

Last time at the Marine Travel Arena

Saturday 31st December 2016, NWCFL Premier Division

AFC Liverpool 3 (Carey 45, Leamey 58, Adegbenro 65)
West 2 
(Shaw 34, Henderson 44)
Att: 152

Getting to the Marine Travel Arena

By car
The quickest route from Chorlton to Crosby is via the M62 and takes around 50 to 80 minutes. Please check traffic news before you set off.

By rail
Blundellsands & Crosby station is around half a mile from the ground. From Piccadilly, change at Liverpool South Parkway. See the National Rail website for train times.