Local Non League Midweek Matches – 15.11.22
Written by Hitmix Local News on 14 November 2022
By Dave Johnson
Newcastle Town v Colne
Newcastle have an opportunity to make full use of their game in hand and close in on the top five if they can see off visitors Colne on Tuesday evening.
Despite dropping a point at home to Glossop North End at the weekend, Castle can move to within a point of Mossley who currently occupy fifth place in the table.
Tuesday’s visitors have won just one of their last six games, yet have lost just once on their travels, winning at Glossop and drawing at Trafford, Widnes and Ramsbottom United.
Newcastle haven’t always been at their best on home soil, but despite that, they have lost only once at the Lyme Valley Stadium. It’s fair to say they go into this one as slight favourites.
Leek Town v Widnes
After a 3-2 home win over Clitheroe in a five-goal thriller at Harrison Park in their last game, when Leek twice came from behind to claim maximum points, struggling Widnes are the visitors on Tuesday.
It took two very late goals for Workington to see off Widnes at the weekend, their two stoppage time strikes denying the visitors what would have been three precious points.
It tells Leek Town that they will be no pushovers at Harrison Park on Tuesday night and Neil Baker’s side may well need to show the resolve they showed against Clitheroe.
A win would do Leek a power of good, not only keeping up the pressure on leaders Macclesfield, but it would continue their run of good form going into Saturday’s FA Trophy tie against Chorley.
Congleton Town v Winsford United
A run of five consecutive home fixtures comes to an end when Congleton face Winsford United on Tuesday night, and if the other games are anything to go by, Winsford face a stiff task.
The Bears have won all of the other four games in all competitions, strengthening their already impressive home form in which they have won eight and drawn one of their nine home games in the league.
Winsford sit eight places and ten points behind Congleton, but the interesting fact that Richard Duffy’s men would do well to note is the fact they have already won five games away from home.
Congleton are not the only team coming into the game on the back of four consecutive wins, though one of Winsford’s wins was via a penalty shoot-out against Stockport Georgians.
Nantwich Town v Gainsborough Trinity
Despite winning their last three games, two of them in the league, Nantwich will need to be at their very best if they are to get something from the game on Tuesday night.
Gainsborough Trinity are the visitors to the Swansway Stadium and should they take home the three points with them, they will find themselves at the top of the table.
The Holy Blues, who were knocked out of the FA Trophy by Lancaster City at the weekend, are two points short of leaders Hyde United’s points total going into this game.
Nantwich will obviously bee keen to continue where they left off and will go into the game high on confidence – a win would take the Dabbers out of the bottom four.