Winsford United Preview

Winsford United Preview

After the weekend's tough win away at Northwich Victoria, Avro are back on the road again 72 hours later for their second game of the season. 

Our 1-0 victory at Wincham Park means we have started the season in the best way imaginable and we have high hopes that Tuesday night's game will continue in the same fashion. Although it is still early on in the season, another win on the road could be beneficial in the long run to our hopes of promotion. 

The Opposition

Winsford United had an fairly average season in their 2021/22 campaign, finishing in 11th place on 54 points. They were excellent at putting the ball in the back of the net, managing an impressive total of 73 goals, five more than ourselves. But at the other end of the pitch, they also conceded a worrying 73 goals, ultimately letting down their threatening attack. 

Last six results

12/07/22    1874 Northwich  (H)         D 2-2 

16/07/22     Bacup Borough (A)         D 0-0 

20/07/22     Nantwich Town  (H)         W 3-0 

23/07/22     Pilkington FC     (A)         W 5-0 

26/07/22     Oldham Athletic XI (H)    L 1-2 

30/07/22     Barnoldswick Town (A)   L 3-1 

Head to Head 

The two teams met twice in the league last season with Winsford taking all six points, therefore doing an impressive but frustrating double over us. Their first win came almost a year ago in early September, a 3-1 victory at the Barton Stadium with a brace from Joe Duckworth and a goal from Matty Boland, with Kane Wallwork grabbing a late consolation. At the Vestacare it was a further disappointment for us, as a 2-0 defeat on the final day of the season cost us a fifth place finish. Duckworth was again on the score sheet, as was Daniel Boden. 

One to watch

Robbie Hatton has shown his ability and the bags of potential he has in United’s pre-season campaign, picking up two man of the match awards as well as several goals, most notably a stunning free kick in pre-season friendly against Pilkington FC. The forward also managed to grab himself a goal in United’s first league game of the season, despite the 3-1 defeat. 

Team News

Saturday’s goalscorer Liam Ellis will definitely miss this one having limped off late on with a groin injury, whilst Jamie Hill and Lee Knight are also still sidelined. However, Tommy Lent returns to the squad and Michael Afuye has recovered from the minor knock which he picked up at Wincham Park.

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