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Weekend preview

We preview key games happening across Greater Manchester, this weekend.

National League
Salford City travel to The Shay on Saturday, looking to continue their recent good form in the National League against Halifax Town FC. After a tough Christmas period which saw the Ammies lose four in a row, Salford have bounced back in the New Year winning two of their last three games in the league. The last time Salford travelled to The Shay it was heartbreak as Halifax beat the Reds on penalties to go through to the National League North play-off final. 

National League North
After an important win against FC United last weekend, Ashton United travel to fellow strugglers Nuneaton with three points a must. The Robins visit a Nuneaton side who have not won in their last seven games and after last week’s win, they will be hoping this Saturday can be a real turning point in their season. 

After the disappointing defeat away at Ashton, FC United will be hoping they can bounce back at home. They host 2nd in the table Stockport County who have won their last seven in all competitions.  It may prove a difficult task for FC as Stockport have kept clean sheets in 8 of their last 10 games. 

Curzon Ashton face Darlington at home this weekend and will be looking to add to their four straight victories in the National League North. This brilliant run has seen Curzon rise to 13th in the table and if results go their way on Saturday they could end the day in 11th place. 

Evo Stik West Division 
In the Evo Stik West, Droyslden host Newcastle Town looking for their first win of 2019. In the reverse fixture, Droylsden managed to claim all 3 points and will be hoping to do the same on Saturday afternoon. 

Mossley host top-of-the-table Atherton Collieries and will be looking to continue their recent good form in the Evo Stik West. Mossley have a 100% win record in 2019 but they come up against a strong Atherton side who won 8-0 in their last game against Kendal Town. 

After a dip in form, Radcliffe will be hoping to get back to winning ways away as they travel to Prescot Cables this weekend, whilst Trafford FC host Colne FC at Shawe View. Three points against Colne will be a huge boost in Trafford’s hopes to reach the play-offs in just a few months’ time.