On Tuesday night, Celtic travel across Cheshire to Alsager Town for the Cheshire Senior Cup clash. Alsager are currently fifth in the Northwest Counties division one on forty-one points, after winning twelve games (seven at home), drawing five (two at home) and losing five (two at home). They are three divisions below Celtic after being relegated last season. There will be a match centre and Twitter feed for this game, with radio coverage (technical difficulties not withstanding) on Mixlr
September and October were two great months for Alsager, with only one loss and one draw in fifteen games lifting them to the top of the table. Since then, November and December have been less beneficial, with three wins in their last ten games, with three draws and two losses. Only three of these have been home games, with two wins and a loss in those games. Their last home game was a 2-1 win over Eccleshall on Boxing Day. Their last home loss was a 3-2 defeat by New Mills in mid-November. Their other home game in this period was a 5-2 thrashing of Holker Old Boys.
They have been scoring an average of 2.2 goals per game and conceding 1.7 goals per game. Their top scorer is Jordan Erdman with nine goals, though Michael Lennon is close behind on seven.
Alsager's last game was a 3-3 away draw at St Helens Town. In that match, they lined up as:
1. Joseph Mellor
2. Michael Pino
3. Thomas Westall
4. David Harry
5. Paul Taylor
6. Ryan Goodwin
7. Nathan McCrohan
8. Matthew German
9. Jordan Erdman
10. Michael Lennon
11. Jordan Cobley
Celtic's last match was the 2-2 away draw with Buxton, in which we lined up as:
1. Jack Walton
2. Oliver Crowley
3. Alex Honeyball
4. Sam Sheridan
5. Luke Ashworth
6. Danny Morton
7. Jordan Chapell
8. Chris Gallagher
9. Liam Dickinson
10. Theo Bailey-Jones
11. Connor Hughes
Jordan Chapell's loan deal has been extends for a further month whilst Ross Killock is close to returning.
Celtic have not won away from home since the start of April 2017, nine months ago when we beat Alfreton Town (and in the past two seasons, we have won away just three other times). Our home form has been much better this season, and if we can break this bizarre run it will help our season.
Take the M60 round to junction 4 (M56) and join the M56.
Stay on the M56 for 7 miles to junction 7 (M6, A556), and join the A556.
After 5 miles, join the M6 southbound.
After 11 miles leave the M6 at junction 17 (Congleton) and turn left to join the A534.
After a mile, turn right onto the A50 (Newcastle Road).
After 4 1/2 miles, turn right onto B5077 (Crewe Road).
Take the first right onto Moorhouse Avenue, and the second or third right onto Woodside Avenue/Woodside Grove.
The ground is at the end of Woodside Grove.