MATCH PREVIEW | Squires Gate v West – West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC

MATCH PREVIEW | Squires Gate v West

Saturday 10th March 2018 (3pm), NWCFL Premier Division
Squires Gate v West
The Brian Addison Stadium, School Road, Blackpool, FY4 5DS
£6 adults, £3 concessions

West head to the seaside on Saturday as they chase a much-needed three points against Squires Gate.

After previously going 33 matches without a draw, Wednesday’s 3-3 draw at Darwen was West’s second in succession. That result nudged them up one place in the table, to 16th, but with only five points separating them from the relegation zone, a win in Blackpool is of the upmost importance.

West won the reverse fixture 4-2 in September, a match which was also notable for a record number of canine supporters on Non-League Dog Day. That result left Gate rooted in the drop zone after a terrible start, but the appointment of returning manager Andy Clarkson in October has transformed their fortunes. Gate have since registered a respectable eight wins in 18 matches, including an impressive double over City of Liverpool alongside wins against Widnes and Ashton Athletic.

At a glance

Gate v West
13th Position 16th
WLWWL Form (all competitions) WLLDD
29 Played 28
11 Won 10
4 Drawn 3
14 Lost 15
37 Points 33
47 Goals for 60
71 Goals against 84
Gary Pett (13) Top scorer (all competitions) Tom Bailey (30)
West v Gate (NWCFL era): P9 W4 D0 L5 F17 A13

Last time at the Brian Addison Stadium

Saturday 18th March 2017, NWCFL Premier Division

Squires Gate 1 (Seear 46)
West 3
(Evangelinos 36, 84, 86)
Att: 65

Getting to the Brian Addison Stadium

By car
The quickest route from Chorlton to Blackpool is via the M61 and takes around 55 to 75 minutes. Please check traffic news before you set off.