League-leaders Prescot Cables hope to make it 10 unbeaten as they welcome Trafford FC to The Joseph Russell Stadium on Saturday.

The two teams find themselves in very different circumstances going into this matchup.

The hosts sit at the top of the NPL West on goal difference, picking up a convincing 2-0 win on the road against Hednesford Town last time out.

Their opponents however sunk to a 1-0 loss at the hands of Vauxhall Motors, leaving them only four points from bottom.

Prescot Cables form:

The Merseyside outfit are in impressive form going into the weekend. They haven’t been beaten since the end of September, where they suffered penalty heartbreak to North Ferriby.

The high-flyers have played eight domestic games since, winning six and sharing the points on the other two occasions. This sees them sit top on goal-difference, above Stalybridge Celtic.

Having the best goal-difference in the league down to the side’s ability to dominate games this year, whilst conceding very few in the process.

A strong back-line especially, is something manager Steven Daley has praised.

Trafford FC form:

The start of the campaign has proved a tricky one so far, with the Greater Manchester side appointing Karl Marginson as new boss in October.

The non-league stalwart replaced Danny Caldecott last month, who moved onto pastures new at Clitheroe.

Winless since August, Marginson had a task on his hands, but hit the ground running with three wins from as many games.

A change in form saw his new side beat Nantwich Town, Witton Albion, and Stalybridge Celtic in the cup.

Trafford’s revival came to a halt last week however, with Vauxhall Motors proving too strong. Improved form will be a welcome sign for the club, but they still remain dangerously close to the bottom.

Ones to watch:

Prescot Cables- John Murphy

Murphy has soon become The Pesky Bull’s talisman this year and is stepping up each week for his side. The forward has netted six in the league this year and is in electric form.

Joining from Ramsbottom United last summer, the 28-year-old has proven to be a great bit of business. With an eye for goal and relentless work rate, Murphy is in the conversation for best in the division.


Trafford FC- Danny Lambert

Lambert is the in-form man for the visitors, seeing him earn last month’s player of the month award. Lambert strangely was announced to have retired earlier in the year but joined Trafford in September.

An experienced and dynamic midfielder, he has looked to be a catalyst for the recent change in his team’s form.

MerseySportLive will be there to report on the action.