NORTHWICH Vics are hoping to be dealt a lucky hand this week when they visit relegation rivals Woking tomorrow night.
King’s men travel to the Cards’ Kingfield Stadium for a crucial Blue Square Premier clash that will be screened live on Setanta Sports, if the fixture survives the weather.
Vics have not been in action since their Boxing Day defeat to Altrincham after their last two games, against Salisbury and the return fixture with Alty, were frozen off.
Although 11 points ahead of Vics, who are rooted the bottom of the league, the Cards occupy the first relegation spot in 21st place and will target tomorrow’s game as vital to their survival hopes.
They are unbeaten in their last four games, notably earning points against third-place Crawley and play-off chasing Wrexham.
Vics’ general manager Dave Thomas said the game was already doubtful due to the cold snap threatening fixtures across the country.
He said: “The game is already is doubt as Woking have contacted us to see if we can play on the Saturday. We are just going to play it by ear.
“It’s like a curse, every time we are due to appear on TV and make a bit of money, something happens to stop us playing.”
If tomorrow’s game is postponed then the Woking clash will be added to games against Altrincham, Salisbury and the Cheshire Senior Cup tie against Barnton that need to be rearranged.
“It’s not actually too bad for us,” said Thomas. “We have six or seven free midweek dates so we can fit them in.”
Kick-off tomorrow night is 7.45pm.
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