WINSFORD United are going into their next fixture with confidence after taking three points at the weekend.
They face Ramsbottom United, who lie in 13th place – one above Winsford’s latest victims Atherton Collieries.
Yet they have played three games more than the Blues, and manager Joe Gibiliru said: “We’ll hopefully get the win because we’re on a good roll at the moment, for the last six or seven games. We’ve got a lot of confidence.”
Although Lee Madin and Dan Connell have minor knocks, Winsford should also be at full strength, although rotation will be the order of the day over the difficult Christmas period.
Gibiliru added: “I’m not sticking with the same players – I’ll utilise the squad.
“I’ve been playing the same players for the last two games, but you’ve got to trust the players and it will keep everyone happy and on their toes.
“If we’re in the same situation after Christmas, we’re going to be pushing for promotion.”
Top play bottom when Witton Albion travel to face Frickley in the UniBond League, and judging on current league form it should be an easy ride to the three points.
Their league form is startlingly different, with the hosts winning just two of their games. But both of these have come at home, and they have drawn half their games with visitors.
Witton’s away form is impressive, losing only once.
As long as complacency does not creep in against the league languishers, they should extend their 10-point lead at the top of the table.