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

MATCH PREVIEW | Widnes v West

Saturday 28th April 2018 (3pm), NWCFL Premier Division
Widnes v West
Halton Stadium, Widnes, WA8 7DZ
£5 adults, £3 concessions, free for under-12s

West’s promotion bid may be over for another year, but they can have a decisive say in this season’s race when they travel to Widnes for their final away game of the campaign.

The visitors have had a week’s rest since Saturday’s win over 1874 Northwich, and completing a double over Widnes would consolidate their top half position. Steve Settle’s can finish anywhere between 7th and 17th.

Runcorn Linnets are one win away from the title, but Widnes are in a sprint with Runcorn Town for the second promotion spot – both sides are on 84 points with four games remaining. Widnes secured a huge three points with a 1-0 win at 1874 on Thursday, in no small part thanks to goalkeeper Richie Mottram saving a Scott McGowan penalty with ten minutes remaining.

By the numbers

  • Of the 11 who started West’s first league game of the season at home to Widnes, only Aaron Ashley, Tom Bailey and Matty Kay featured against 1874 Northwich last weekend.

At a glance

Widnes v West
2nd Position 11th
WWWWW Form (all competitions) WLWLW
40 Played 39
26 Won 17
6 Drawn 4
8 Lost 18
84 Points 55
92 Goals for 82
51 Goals against 105
Chad Whyte (24) Top scorer (all competitions) Tom Bailey (35)
West v Widnes (NWCFL era): P1 W1 D0 L0 F3 A1

Recent meetings

  • 12/8/2017, NWCFL Premier Division – West 3 (Evangelinos 2, Bailey) Widnes 1

Getting to the Halton Stadium

By car
The quickest route from Chorlton to Widnes is via the M56 and takes around 35 to 50 minutes. Please check traffic news before you set off.

By rail
Widnes station is around one mile from the ground. Trains run direct from Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road and Deansgate. See the National Rail website for train times.