Golcar United put their unbeaten start to the season on the line today (Sat 3.00) as they travel to face top-of-the-table Pilkington FC.
The Weavers are third, a point behind Pilkington, and are one of just two clubs in the North West Counties Division One North – along with Bury – who remain unbeaten.
Pilkington have tasted defeat once this term while Golcar are seeking to get back to winning ways after back-to-back draws.
Pilkington have scored 26 goals so far this season, two more than Golcar. However, the Weavers have a slightly better defensive record conceding 13 goals to Pilkington’s 15 in the league.
That means the game should be a close encounter and it’s a first serious test of Golcar’s promotion credentials.
Weaves joint boss Ash Connor said: “We know this will be a big hurdle to overcome. Pilkington are a good side who like to move the ball about very quickly.
“I am not surprised they are up near the top with us. It should be a close game but one if we can win it would be a brilliant victory.”
Pilkington manager David Tickle told PilksFCTV: “The entire month of August has been good for us but that’s gone now.
“Golcar are going well themselves and we have seen them a couple of times and we know their strengths and their weaknesses, and we’ll look to attack those. Our confidence is high.”