West Preview: Heating up at the top

By James Gordon

League leaders Workington host 13th place Newcastle Town, as they hope to continue on their impressive run.

They are currently on a five game win streak and hold a two point lead to Marine in the table.

Marine have strugglers Kendal town visiting. The Mariners will want to keep the pressure on Workington.

Warrington Rylands travel to Hollinwood Road to face Kidsgrove Athletic, needing to keep pace with the top two.

Bottom side Market Drayton Town are in desperate need of a win, 17 points off being safe from the relegation zone, matches need to go in their favour soon.

Despite their four games in hand, it’ll be an uphill task for the Gingerbread Men, as they visit Glossop North End.

Fellow relegation strugglers, Prescot Cables host middle of the table side Bootle, needing to carry on their form from their last game, where they defeated Kidsgrove 3-0.

Widnes, who are only six points from the relegation zone, sit uncomfortably in 16th.

Fourth place Leek Town will be their opponents, so their bad luck could continue.

After back-to-back defeats, sixth place Clitheroe need to regather their form to keep their hopes for promotion alive.

Hosting Mossley however will be a tough task, with the Greater Manchester side only two places below.

1874 Northwich play Colne, the mid-table clash should be a close one with both sides winless in three games.

Last week’s impressive win against Runcorn Linnets will boost the spirit of City of Liverpool FC, they need to close the gap to the top half of the table when they visit Trafford.

Runcorn will want to regroup and get back to winning ways against the leaky defence of Ramsbottom United.

Where next?

Owls scoop up defender Cleethorpes Town have announced the signing of defender Ben Middleton from Buxton FC.
Double signing for Warrington Town Northern Premier League side Warrington Town have loaned Lewis Bell from League Two side Carlisle United and Lewis Coulton from Preston North End.

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