MATCH PREVIEW: Home points required

Workington’s record this season is slightly better on the road (13points gained) than it is at Borough Park (11 points) and we all know what Widnes are capable of when visiting west Cumbria.

Back in February, they upset our promotion push with a 1-0 victory here and they are just as keen to bag the points this term to aid their climb away from the lower reaches of the NPL West table.  An important win against fellow strugglers, Ramsbottom United, gave confidence a timely boost last week and the Reds faithful will be expecting another difficult encounter.

In the same division for four seasons but, due to the pandemic, the teams have only met on three occasions with Reds winning twice previously and Widnes successful just once.

Danny Grainger has never had a full complement of players to select from all season but should have more options this week.  Sam Smith remains a doubt but the remainder of the squad should be available.

Reds go into the game in 4th position and, whilst Macclesfield and Leek Town are setting the pace at the top, the rest of the division is quite congested.  Third placed Mossley have 24 points yet Newcastle Town, in tenth spot, have 20 to their credit.

Saturday’s kick-off is the normal 3pm.

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