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Lilywhites seek victory fillip

Date published: 09 March 2018


Non-league football by Ryan Booth

Mossley have the chance to earn their first victory in over a month when they travel to Colne tomorrow (kick-off: 3pm).

The Lilywhites haven’t won a game since their 2-0 home triumph over Colwyn Bay at Seel Park on February 3 – though they have played just once since then due to a series of postponements.

Peter Band and Lloyd Morrison’s side will be hopeful of returning to winning ways after succumbing to a 3-1 away defeat at Atherton Collieries three weeks ago.

Tomorrow’s showdown at Holt House could prove difficult for Mossley. Colne sit ninth in the Evo-Stik First Division North table and have won three of their last five outings.

In addition to this, Mossley have won just once on their travels this season – a 5-2 triumph over Kendal Town on the opening day of the campaign, back in August.

Elsewhere, Chadderton host high-flying Litherland REMYCA at the ARK Fleetech Stadium (3pm).

David Fish’s side lost 3-1 at Whitchurch Alport last time out. However, the Broadway side earned their first victory of the year during their last home fixture versus St Helens Town and will be hopeful of prolonging this run tomorrow.

Chadderton will face a stern test, though.

The REMY currently sit second in the Hallmark Security League First Division table – seven points adrift of leaders Silsden, but with a game in hand.

A win for Chadderton would all but confirm their survival from relegation to the Manchester Football League, while a win for REMYCA could reignite their title challenge.

Finally, unbeaten Avro have the chance to extend the gap at the top of the Manchester Football League Premier Division table to eight points when they travel to 10th-placed Bolton County. Kick-off is 2pm at Radcliffe Road.

Although Avro are yet to suffer a league defeat, co-manager James Hampson exclusively told the Chronicle that the squad are not getting carried away with their invincible status.

He said: “Our attention now turns back to the league and we’ve got nine more cup finals now.”


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