NORTHWICH Vics face the most important eight days of their season.
What happens at the Marston’s Arena on Saturday, Tuesday and the following Saturday will decide whether Vics can survive in the Blue Square Premier.
The first visitors are Crawley Town who look safe. They also look beatable, having not won in seven games.
On Tuesday and the following weekend bring Weymouth and then Farsley – the two teams Vics have to catch if they are to rescue themselves.
They still have a nine-point gap to make up and three straight home wins have been ordered by manager Dino Maamria.
After the Setanta Shield debacle against Rushden, Maamria is pondering his selection carefully, but reuniting Lee Steele with Darryn Stamp in attack seems virtually certain.
The next three games will have a huge bearing on Witton Albion’s UniBond League championship prospects, also.
They are all away and tonight’s trip to Gateshead is the most important.
Gateshead must win to add momentum to their late rush for the title; a draw or Witton victory ends their hopes.
Two play-off possibles – Guiseley on Saturday and Marine on Good Friday – are then formidable hosts. It will leave Witton with one away game and six at home to complete their – title winning? – campaign.