UNIBOND LEAGUE: Witton Albion meet their only serious rival for the title on Easter Monday when Fleetwood Town visit (3pm).
Albion’s tremendous win at Gateshead ended the Tynesiders’ chances – and now they can virtually kill off Fleetwood’s. But first Albion are at play-off chasers Marine on Friday.
Manager Jim Vince said: “It is a massive weekend but we are planning to win at Marine before we think of anything else.
“Fleetwood have good players and the teams have totally different styles. It should be a great game in front of a big gate.
“If we win our next two games we will have one hand on the championship trophy. Last year we were naive but we are now able to cope with the pressure.”
Victory for Witton will go a long way towards confirming them as champs. Victory for Fleetwood would give them momentum for the run-in, which is trickier than Witton’s.
But by Monday tea time Albion could be 14 points clear. Ian Kearney (knee) is their only injury problem.
Celtic in sights
BLUE SQUARE PREMIER: For the second time in five days Northwich host a team they want to overhaul. Farsley Celtic are Saturday’s visitors to the Marston’s Arena – but how the sides line-up depend on injuries picked up last night (Tuesday).
Third from bottom Vics welcomed the team just above them, Weymouth, for the second match in a three-game sequence essential to Northwich’s survival fight.
Farsley, sixth from bottom, were at home to York City.
Vics boss Dino Maamria won’t want too many changes after the victory over Crawley, which could mean Mike Carr is on the bench and Lee Steele and Darryn Stamp continuing their promising partnership up front.
Vics could well have caught Weymouth by Saturday evening and still have games in hand on them. But things begin to get tougher on Monday with a trip to York City.
Cup clash cracker
VODKAT LEAGUE: Winsford United believe they have set up a thriller of a semi-final for Saturday at the Barton Stadium.
They face Bootle in the second leg of their Vodkat League Cup tie with the scores balanced in their favour 2-2 because away goals count double in the event of a draw.
United will probably name an unchanged team, if only because two men who might have expected to play were injured in the midweek goalless draw at Newcastle Town.
John Couch has ankle ligaments damage and Phil Mason faces three weeks out with hamstring trouble.
The Blues go to St Helens Town on Tuesday (7.45pm).