Saturday 26th January 10.30am – SMCCFL Trophy
A last gasp winner from Mike Heathcote last week secured a confidence-boosting win; their first in 2019, but also making it 7 points in Northgate’s last 3 league games. In the harsh world of knockout football however, the Tangerines have yet to register a win in 3 attempts. Cup/Trophy defeats last year to Poynton and Kay Street United respectively were topped up by a disappointing loss at Warrington Ambassadors just 3 weeks ago in the Cup. With all of these knockouts against Division 3 opposition, a trip to Division 1 Bridge Bolton puts Northgate as firm underdogs in this Trophy match.
Several changes are forced upon Clark after the win against Macc Parish, with absences from Clayton, Heathcote, Sharrock, Slade and Thomas. In their place come 2 returning from suspension; Davenport and Holden, along with Coleclough, Stringer and Ward – making a first appearance after undergoing a hernia operation in the winter break.
Venue: Cotefield Avenue, Bolton, BL3 2EB