Reds take a welcome break from what has been a tough start in the NPL Premier Division when they take on Prestwich Heys in the FA Cup.

The North West Counties League Premier Division outfit make their first visit to Borough Park and already have two cup wins under their belt.  In the two Preliminary Rounds they disposed of Penistone Church (away) and Bootle (home) and will be looking to complete a hat-trick with a giant-killing against injury-stricken Workington.  

The First Round Qualifying tie has £3,000 prize money up for grabs with the winners entitled to £2,250 and the losers compensated with £750.

Prestwich currently languish in 16th position in their division with eight points from two wins and two draws. Reds, meanwhile, dropped to 18th after Monday’s defeat at Bamber Bridge with two wins and four defeats recorded so far.

The teams have conceded 31 league goals between them to date, so what price a goalless draw?

And should Saturday’s game end all square, the replay will take place at Aidie Moran Park on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Danny Grainger still has a lengthy injury list to contend with and Bobby Carroll, Aidy Roxburgh, Danny Eccles and Taylor Bowen are all unavailable whilst several others will undergo fitness tests ahead of the game.

Kick-off 3pm

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