Saturday 8th December 10.30am – SMCCFL Division 3
Back in August, these two teams met in a pre-season friendly that was Timperley’s first ever fixture as a club. Northgate ran out comfortable 13-1 winners in a display that started off a positive feeling around the club and saw a 3 match competitive winning streak at the beginning of the season in September. Fast forward to December and Northgate have stuttered in the league whilst Timperley have shown vast improvement. Whilst still having the leakiest defence in the league by some way, they have also found their way to a win and 2 draws, leaving them 3rd bottom going into the 9th match of the season – the halfway stage.
After the disappointing home defeat to Kay Street a fortnight ago, several changes have been made to the Northgate squad. Sharrock, Broomhall, Holden, Slade and Scott are all absent, making way for new reserve goalkeeper Chris Luke and injury returnees Mike Taylor, Josh Coleclough and player-manager Jonny Clark.