Just four points adrift of second place South Liverpool face AFC Blackpool with their eyes set firmly on the play offs.

Rock bottom AFC Blackpool have had a tough first half of the season but have been boosted by recent performances after an influx of new players. They’ve narrowly lost their last two games and look to be rapidly improving.

The North West Counties North Division tight at both ends of the table, with only two points between Shelley and AFC Blackpool.

South Liverpool faced AFC Liverpool in the Liverpool Senior Cup where they took control and beat their City rivals 6-3, a convincing victory that included a Oscar Billington hat-trick.

In the cup, they have not been daunted by playing teams in a higher division, with wins already against Premier Division high flyers Wythenshawe Town.

Their last league game was a 1-1 draw away to top of the league FC St Helens showing they can go toe to toe with the league’s best, confidence is high according to Manager Martin Ryman: “The fact we’ve played three cup games against teams in divisions above us has helped us build momentum that we have to take into the rest of our games this season.”

Charlie Glennon is South Liverpool’s top scorer this season with seven goals in 13 games. The 18-year-old has proved a real headache for defenders. He was suspended for the AFC Liverpool game but his manager has high hopes: “He’s a young lad who’s developing his trade and loves what he’s doing.”