Preview: West v Congleton Town – West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC

Preview: West v Congleton Town

West return to The Step Places Stadium, looking to respond following Tuesday night’s defeat to Lower Breck.

Key details

� Tuesday 4th October 2022, 7.45pm
� NWCFL Premier Division
� 7th v 12th
� The Step Places Stadium, Brookburn Road, Chorlton, M21 8FE
� £6 / £4 / Under-12s free – cash or card, and tickets available in advance on Shocal
� No parking at the ground – use Hardy Farm, M21 8DP
�️ Programme on sale for £2

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The midweek reverse against Lower Breck was the rarest of things, a league defeat at Brookburn Road, so Chris Rowley’s side will be eager to resume normal service when Congleton visit M21.

This will be a relatively quick reunion with the Bears, with the quirks of the NWCFL fixture computer meaning our second meeting of the campaign comes in the season’s third month.

Our August visit to Ivy Gardens ended in a 1-1 draw, with the home side snatching an equaliser in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time. That was one of the Bears’ 16 points so far this season, a return that sees them in 12th place coming into this weekend’s fixtures.

But Congleton’s most notable exploits this season have come in the FA Cup – after dispatching higher-division opposition in Bootle, Nantwich Town and Newcastle Town to reach the Third Qualifying Round, they were minutes away from eliminating National League North outfit AFC Fylde. However, the Coasters struck late to force a replay, which they went on to win 5-1.

This weekend’s other NWCFL Premier Division fixtures

Saturday 3pm unless stated.

AFC Liverpool v Barnoldswick Town (Friday, 7:45pm)
Ashton Athletic v Prestwich Heys
Bury AFC v Avro
Charnock Richard v Longridge Town
Kendal Town v Vauxhall Motors
Litherland REMYCA v Irlam
Lower Breck v Northwich Victoria
Winsford United v Burscough
Wythenshawe Town v Squires Gate
FC Isle of Man v Padiham (Saturday, 6pm)