WINSFORD United return to action at home to Congleton Town in the North West Counties Premier Division on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

This weekend’s fixture was scheduled as the third of four home contests in 10 days, with this coming Tuesday’s Cheshire Senior Cup second-round clash against Hyde United, kick-off 7.45pm, being the concluding match of the hectic run.

But Monday’s home match against Barnoldswick Town was called off 70 minutes before kick-off due to additional heavy rainfall following the afternoon’s positive pitch inspection.

Blues were beaten at home in agonising fashion by 10-man Runcorn Town on Saturday.

Striker David Forbes scored the only goal of the game one minute into added time.

The visitors had played the last 40 minutes shorthanded after defender Owen Dursley was sent off in the aftermath of a penalty missed by Luke Duckworth’s men.

Sam Madeley hit the post with his spot kick and as the ball was cleared the referee blew his whistle and showed Dursley the red card, understood to be for dissent.

In the end, Winsford paid a price for not making their dominance of possession and territory count over the 90 minutes.

n WINSFORD Saxons made it back-to-back successes against Tarporley Vics in the Crewe and District League at the weekend.

Following on from the previous week’s 4-3 home win, Gary Lee Jamieson’s side won the reverse fixture 2-0.

And the double was completed despite seven changes to the Saxons side.

“It was a scrappy affair, with both sides receiving a sin bin and a few yellow cards each,” said Jamieson.

The game lacked any real quality before Joe Evans produced an excellent goal-line block while the game was still at deadlock, and it took until the last 15 minutes for a breakthrough,

Jaymie Roberts broke from midfield to receive a well-timed pass from Farrell Duncan, which Roberts then lifted over the onrushing keeper.

“It was a huge relief because the boys knew the game wasn’t going our way but they stuck at it,” added Jamieson.

A few minutes later Roberts again broke from midfield, but this time he was brought down in the box so he then stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way in the resulting penalty. That gave him four goals in two games from midfield.

Saxons visit Nantwich Town in the Crewe and District FA Cup tonight, Wednesday, before they travel to Sandbach Curshaws in the league on Saturday.