Midweek Preview: 5th-6th August

Mon 5th August 2019 | General
By David Brindle

Just one Premier Division game on Monday evening with Whitchurch Alport hosting Hanley Town at Yockings Park.

Alport scored a 93rd minute winner in their clash with Northwich Victoria on the opening day, while Hanley grabbed a point away at Bootle.

There are two games in the First Division South - Maine Road v Abbey Hey and Stockport Town v Cheadle Town.

A Ben Davison double gave Maine Road a win away at Alsager on Saturday, while Abbey Hey lost 4-2 at home to Vauxhall Motors.

Both Stockport and Cheadle Town are looking for their first win of the season, losing 2-1 and 2-0 respectively on the first day of the season.

Tuesday 6th August - Premier Division

Longridge Town will travel to Irlam after picking up a win in their first Premier Division game against Avro.

Their hosts drew 2-2 with Litherland REMYCA in their first fixture.

Bootle and Skelmersdale United both drew in their opening games and clash at Berry Street Garage stadium looking for three points.

Ashton Athletic were the team who drew with Skem and they'll face a Runcorn Town team who won 2-1 on the opening day against Squires Gate.

Burscough are up next for Squires Gate and Nick Matthews side also suffered defeat on Saturday - a 3-1 loss to Winsford United.

Lee Duckworth's side face a trip to 1874 Northwich on Tuesday evening who put four past Padiham in a 4-1 win on Saturday.

Charnock Richard and Barnoldswick Town, who face off at Mossie Park, both conceded three goals in their opening games with 3-2 and 3-3 scorelines respectively.

First Division North

A trio of games in the North on Tuesday, including two teams who surprised a few with victories on opening day - Ashton Town and Daisy Hill - battling for three more points.

Ashton Town raised eyebrows by beating AFC Liverpool 5-1, while Daisy Hill surprised Bacup Borough and took all three points with a 3-1 win.

Prestwich Heys fell to NWCFL new boys Golcar United on opening day and will hope to get back on track when they welcome Nelson to Adie Moran Park. Nelson drew 1-1 with Atherton LR on Saturday.

AFC Blackpool, who were beaten 2-1 by Steeton, play Cleator Moor Celtic, who won 3-0 away at new NWCFL club Pilkington.

First Division South

Brad Cooke's West Didsbury & Chorlton scored four without reply in their first league game of the season against Eccleshall and they welcome Wythenshawe Town who fell to Sandbach United on Saturday losing 2-1.

A trip to Alsager Town is up next for Sandbach - Alsager lost 2-1 to Maine Road in their last outing.

Barnton will travel to Vauxhall Motors as both sides look to keep their 100% record alive - they won 3-0 and 4-2 respectively.

Hollyhedge Park will see Wythenshawe Amateurs, who won 2-1 away at Stockport Town, host a Cammell Laird 1907 side who defeated Cheadle Town 2-0 on opening day.

St Martins welcome Ellesmere Rangers on Wednesday - Ellesmere Rangers were the team who Barnton beat 3-0 while St Martins won 3-1 against New Mills.

New Mills' match with Cheadle Heath Nomads has been postponed due to serious flood implications in the Whaley Bridge area.


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