Match of the Day

Witton Albion v Stourbridge

Witton drew 0-0 with Stourbridge in the return at the start of November, and have spent the time since matching – and beating – the Northern Premier League Premier Division’s best teams.

Carl Macauley’s men enter the weekend five points adrift of a promotion play-offs place, and further incentivized to record a win considering the four teams immediately above them are playing each other.

A 4-1 victory against Nantwich at Wincham Park a fortnight ago ended a five-match sequence without a win in front of their own supporters, a performance they hope to repeat against the Glassboys.

It’s an important afternoon for…

Winsford United

Blues have been prevented by the weather from playing a game in any competition since January 13, a wait they are desperate to end this weekend.

In-form Bootle are their guests at St Luke’s Barton Stadium, a side that has scored 21 goals while collecting maximum points in their past four league matches.

Lee Duckworth’s men have slipped to 14th in the table, although a distance to ninth-placed tenants 1874 Northwich is a single point.

And what about…

Northwich Victoria

Steve Wilkes’ players were left kicking their heels over the past seven days after successive postponements of games at Squires Gate and at home to Runcorn Town.

Runaway leaders Runcorn Linnets are due at Townfield on Saturday, when they will attempt to win a 13th successive North West Counties League fixture.

A 4-2 success against Vics in the return is the second in that sequence.

Why not go and give your local side a cheer?

Here’s a full list of fixtures from the respective competitions our teams play in:

Northern Premier League

Premier Division (3pm unless stated): Ashton Utd v Coalville; Buxton v Altrincham; Halesowen v Rushall; Hednesford v Barwell; Lancaster v Grantham; Mickleover v Stalybridge; Nantwich v Matlock; Shaw Lane v Marine; Stafford v Whitby; Sutton Coldfield v Warrington; Witton v Stourbridge; Workington v Farsley Celtic.

North West Counties League

Premier Division (3pm unless stated): AFC Darwen v 1874 Northwich; AFC Liverpool v West Didsbury & Chorlton (at Marine FC); Charnock Richard v Barnoldswick; City of Liverpool v Abbey Hey (at Bootle FC); Congleton v Padiham; Irlam v Hanley; Maine Road v Burscough; Northwich Victoria v Runcorn Linnets (at Barnton FC); Runcorn Town v Ashton Ath; Widnes v Barnton; Winsford v Bootle.

Mid-Cheshire District FA Challenge Cup

Quarter-finals (1.30pm): Middlewich Town res v Lostock Gralam.

Cheshire League

League One (2pm unless stated): AFC Macclesfield v Garswood; Cheadle res v Egerton; FC St Helens v Middlewich; Golborne v Windle Labour; Mersey Valley v Styal; West Didsbury & Chorlton res v Deva Ath.

League Two: Blacon v Buxton res; Grappenhall v Tarporley; St Helens Town res v Ford Motors (12.15pm); Unicorn Ath v Orford.

Reserves Division: Daten v FC St Helens; Eagle v Rylands; Greenalls PSO v Poynton; Linotype v Denton; Vulcan v Pilkington.

Crewe and District FA Cup

Second Round (1.30pm): Congleton Vale v Sandbach Utd; Mary Dendy v Club AZ; Over 3 Grange v Winsford Saxons; Witton res v Alsager (at Moss Farm).

Crewe and District League

Premier Division (2pm): Barnton Wanderers v Winnington Ave; Madeley White Star v Sandbach Town; Winnington Ave 1994 v Sandbach Curshaws; Winsford res v Clock Tower.