NWWRFL PREVIEW – Sunday 4th November.

Bonfire Night comes a day early in the NWWRFL this year as three divisions see 15 games over the weekend as their respective title races become tighter and tighter.


Premier Division


Eager to prove last weekend’s first league defeat since 26th March 2017 (1-0 away to Merseyrail) was an aberration, FC United host unbeaten Tranmere Rovers at Broadhurst Park on Sunday.  Despite an equaliser through Rebecca Foster FC saw their incredible unbeaten run extended at the hands of Jodie Hancock, Chloe Mapp, Katie Brusell and a goal from former Rebel Shelby Wolstencroft.


They welcome a Tranmere Rovers side who head into the game in third place having stretched their unbeaten league run to seven games with a 2- 0 win over Accrington Girls and Ladies last weekend meaning that three teams are currently separated by goal difference at the top of the league heading into the weekend’s games.


Stockport County, the team with the last remaining 100% record in the Premier Division will travel to Fleetwood Town Wrens on Sunday to face a side who’ve not played a league fixture since October 7th.  The Wrens are coming off the back of a 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat away to Workington Reds in the Argyle Sports Cup last weekend following a thrilling 3-3 draw.


In the league they’re collected 8 points from their five games to date with a 7-0 defeat against FC United their only failure to collect anything from a game to date.


Around the division Manchester Stingers will looked to build on their 2-1 win away to Penrith last week with the home visit of Sir Tom Finney who currently sit bottom.  Accrington Lads & Girls host Wigan Athletic and Merseyrail welcome Penrith to round off the weekend’s fixtures.


Division One South


With Liverpool Feds Reserves without a game on Sunday, Altrincham know they will finish Sunday evening top of the table regardless of their result with Wythenshawe Amateurs this weekend.  However they’ll be looking to get back to winning ways before they head into a break from league action which see’s them take to County Cup action on the 18th November.  They succumbed to a narrow 1-0 defeat away to West Didsbury & Chorlton last weekend thanks to an 89th minute from Vicky Lomas.


They welcome a Wythenshawe Amateurs side who are still looking for their first win and made a plea this week for new players following a series of long term injuries to their squad.


Chester host West Didsbury & Chorlton looking to cement their status in the top half following a 2-2 draw with Warrington Wolverines last weekend. That followed their impressive 3-2 win over Stockport County Blues.  West sit in seventh, nine points clear of the relegation zone with two games in hand over bottom club City of Liverpool.


Warrington Wolverines will be looking for an instant reaction as they travel to City of Liverpool on Sunday as they look to overtake Feds into second place whilst Curzon Ashton could finish Sunday night in second place if results go their way and they see off the tough test that is Stockport County Blues. Northwich Vixens could also find themselves second in the table come Sunday evening should results go their way and they overcome Didsbury at Park Stadium; Vixens are on a three game winning streak after their impressive 2-1 win over Curzon Ashton last weekend.


Division One North


Arguably the most difficult division to predict is in for another hectic week of football with all 12 teams back in action this weekend.


Blackpool will be looking to get back to winning ways and extend their unbeaten run to nine games when they host Penwortham Town.  Blackpool were held 2-2 by Morecambe Reserves last week with Penwortham who were beaten 5-1 by a Blackburn Community side who took full advantage of the Tangerines slip up.


Blackburn Community host Preston North End who sit in 11th whilst Carlisle United, impressive 4-1 winners over a strong Cammell Laird side last Sunday, travel to Workington Reds.  Hot on both their tales is Bury who beat Crosby 6-4 in a thriller welcome Leigh RMI boosted by the fact that they could be as close as five points off top come Sunday  team time with 3 games in hand.


Burscough earned their first win of the season with a 4-2 win over Leigh RMI last week will host Morecambe Reserves. Cammell Laird take on Crosby.