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

MATCH PREVIEW | West v Runcorn Town

Key details

? Saturday 29th December 2018
⏰ 3pm
? Brookburn Road, Chorlton, M21 8FE
? NWCFL Premier Division
?️ £5 adults / £3 concessions / free for under-12s

Match preview

The curtain falls on West’s turbulent 2018 with the visit of promotion-chasing Runcorn Town.

This has been a year that West fans may wish to forget, at least on the pitch, but it does end with their side on an upward trajectory – the Boxing Day hammering of Abbey Hey was West’s third win in four games since the appointment of David Powell. That was a result which winched West out of the Premier Division relegation zone and the hope will be that they can ascend up the table in 2019.

But before West ring in the new year, they must navigate the visit of a Town side who arrive in Manchester after an indifferent run of results. They did see off Whitchurch Alport on Boxing Day, but that was only their second win in seven games – a run which means Town, who currently sit 11 points off top spot, are in danger of falling away from the leading pack after narrowly missing out on promotion last season.

At a glance

West v Town
18th Position 4th
LWWLW Form (all competitions) LWDLW
24 Played 22
5 Won 13
3 Drawn 1
16 Lost 18
18 Points 8
31 Goals for 48
55 Goals against 40
Joe Shaw (7) Top scorer (all competitions) Harry Brazel (9)
West v Town (NWCFL era): P11 W2 D3 L6 F15 A25

Recent meetings

Date Competition Venue Result West scorers Attendance
18/8/2018 NWCFL Premier Division A 5-0 104
21/2/2018 NWCFL Premier Division A 3-2 Middleton 2 74
16/9/2017 NWCFL Premier Division H 2-4 Evangelinos, Shaw 271

Other fixtures

Saturday 29th December 2018
Bootle v Hanley Town
Irlam v Abbey Hey
Litherland REMYCA v Silsden
Padiham v 1874 Northwich
Squires Gate v Whitchurch Alport
Winsford United v City of Liverpool