Today we welcome Steve Cunningham’s Colne side back to the Skuna for the latest episode of our (mainly) good natured rivalry. Colls visited Holt House in late October, and were caught cold as the first pangs of winter were in the air. New man Dominic Kerrigan introduced himself to the Red Army on 2 minutes to open the scoring. Danger man Alex Curran doubled The Red’s lead on 35 minutes, and although Tom Bentham reduced the deficit on 40 minutes, Colne hung on for the entire 2nd half to secure a deserved win.
Cunny’s side arrive on the back of a 3-1 away win at Ramsbottom United on Tuesday night, where they blitzed the hosts with 3 goals in the opening half hour. That win moved them up into 7th place in the league, to keep themselves in touch with Rammy in 5th place, the cut-off point for the end of season play-offs. The Reds had another stunning win last month, overcoming Evostik Premier side Bamber Bridge to reach the final of the Lancashire Challenge Trophy. With 0-0 draws against Leek Town and Trafford coming on the back of an 8-1 demolition of Market Drayton Town, we can see that Cleggy’s men will need to be at it for 90 minutes.
For the Colls, two successive draws coming on the back of six wins on the bounce has seen the gap at the top of the table shrink to 4 points. With Leek and Radcliffe still to visit Atherton, our destiny is still very much in our own hands. Connor Hughes who showed flashes of his quality at Prescot Cables is expected to make his home debut. Danny Lambert who returned to the bench last week is in contention whilst Jordan Cover could make a welcome return. New signing Lewis Nightingale could also make a debut if paperwork is lodged on time!
Saturday 2nd March 3pm KO
Skuna Stadium, M46 9EY
£7 adults, £4 concessions & students, U16 £2, accompanied u12s free
Match sponsor - Future Fitness Gym Farnworth @FUTUREFITBOLTON