Midweek Preview: 7th-9th October
Mon 7th October 2019 | Match Previews
By David Brindle
The midweek action begins on Monday evening when Winsford United and Padiham clash in the Premier Division at Barton Stadium.
There's also Manchester Premier Cup first round action as Maine Road host Chadderton, and Wythenshawe Town travel to Curzon Ashton.
On to Tuesday and two of the top three are in action as they aim to climb above Longridge Town at the top.
Whitchurch Alport are away at Bootle in one of their games in hand on the other top sides. Bootle can climb into the top three with a win.
Northwich Victoria will travel to Rylands knowing three points could take them as high as fifth, while the home side are aiming to cut a run of three straight defeats.
1874 Northwich take on Congleton Town - 74 have played only seven matches so have games in hand to close the gap of five points on the leaders.
The Manchester Premier Cup first round on Tuesday evening will feature an all-Premier Division tie as Irlam host Avro.
Abbey Hey are away at Mossley while West Didsbury & Chorlton host Trafford.
Barnoldswick Town welcome Silsden to the Silentnight Stadium in the first round of the West Riding County Cup.
There's also First Division North action with Golcar United travelling to Shelley.
Shelley can jump above Ashton Town in the table with a win, but Golcar could move to fourth if they are victorious.
Prestwich Heys host Pilkington and, if the visitors pick up three points, they will go above their opponents despite being bottom of the table in recent weeks.
Finally, on Wednesday there's another four games slated including Premier Division leaders Longridge hosting in-form Ashton Athletic.
Ashton will look to capitalise on any mistakes by the teams ahead of them in the table while Longridge could be looking to go back to the summit should results go against them in the midweek's earlier games.
Runcorn Town and Litherland REMYCA drew 1-1 in the Premier Division a week ago and will clash again in the Liverpool Senior Cup second round.
In the First Division South, Cheadle Town welcome Eccleshall as the hosts aim to distance themselves from the foot of the table. Eccleshall can go within a point of fifth-place Abbey Hey with a win.
Fellow First Division South side New Mills are in Derbyshire Senior Cup action - it's a trip to Graham Street Primms in the first round for the Millers.