MATCH PREVIEW | Barnoldswick Town v West – West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC

MATCH PREVIEW | Barnoldswick Town v West

Saturday 3rd November 2018 (3pm), NWCFL Premier Division
Barnoldswick Town v West
Silent Night Stadium, West Close Road, Barnoldswick, BB8 5LJ
£5 adults / £3 concessions / free for under-16s

After a pointless October, West begin a pivotal November with a visit to high-flying Barnoldswick Town.

A run of five straight league defeats last month has left West in a precarious position with only goal difference keeping them above Abbey Hey and out of the relegation zone. But a spirited display against City of Liverpool last time out showed promise, and West will need a repeat performance if they are to take anything away from the trip to East Lancashire.

Matt Barnes’ Barlick team have impressed so far this season and were nestled inside the top six as the clocks went back. Their fine start to the season included a stunning 5-1 battering of Runcorn Town and a win at Brookburn Road at the start of October, but they have wobbled of late – a 2-0 reverse at Whitchurch Alport was followed by a heavy four-goal defeat at Bootle last weekend.

At a glance

West v Barlick
18th Position 6th
LLLLL Form (all competitions) WDWLL
15 Played 14
2 Won 7
2 Drawn 2
11 Lost 5
8 Points 23
15 Goals for 30
40 Goals against 27
Saul Henderson (9) Top scorer (all competitions) Zack Dale (13)
West v Barlick: P12 W5 D1 L6 F25 A28

Recent meetings

2/10/2018 – West 2 (S. Mason, Henderson) Barlick 3
2/12/2017 – Barlick 4 West 1 (A. Woods)
18/10/2017 – West 0 Barlick 2

Getting to the Silent Night Stadium

By car
The quickest route from Chorlton to Barnoldswick is via the M60 and takes around 60 to 85 minutes. Please check travel news before you set off.

By public transport
The X43 Witch Way bus runs directly from Manchester city centre to Barnoldswick (alight at Lower North Ave). The journey takes around two hours.