With Preston North End on a break from Championship action attention locally turns to non-league football during the international break.
Below we’ve got a rundown of where to catch a game this weekend
National League North
If fans want to take in Chorley’s game on Saturday they will have to travel with the Magpies making the trip to third-placed Kidderminster Harriers in what is a real top of the table clash. After a flying start to the season Jamie Vermiglio’s side are second, but just one point behind Bradford Park Avenue with two games in hand. They then have the small matter of their FA Cup first round replay at Doncaster Rovers to come on Tuesday night. Struggling Southport are also on the road in the National League North, when they visit Boston United.
Fixtures: Boston United v Southport, Kidderminster Harriers v Chorley
NPL Premier Division
Both Bamber Bridge and Lancaster City are at home on Saturday. Mick Taylor’s Brig will look to get themselves back to winning ways in the league when they welcome Nantwich Town to the Sir Tom Finney Stadium. While Brig have enjoyed cup wins of late, their last league victory came more than a month ago against North Ferriby United. The Dolly Blues, looking to continue their climb away from the relegation zone, go for a third home win in seven days when Stafford Rangers visit Giant Axe.
Fixtures: Bamber Bridge v Nantwich Town, Lancaster City v Stafford Rangers
North West Counties League
In the Premier Division Charnock Richard and goalscoring phenomenon Carl Grimshaw host 1874 Northwich. Charnock are currently eighth in the table. Elsewhere, Burscough travel to Barnoldswick Town. First Division North games see top of the table Longridge Town welcome AFC Darwen and Garstang, 13th, host Prestwich Heys at the Riverside.
Fixtures: Barnoldswick Town v Burscough, Charnock Richard v 1874 Northwich, Garstang v Prestwich Heys, Longridge Town v AFC Darwen
West Lancashire League
Our clubs are in Richardson Cup first round action with all games kicking off at 2pm. Fulwood Amateurs are on the road at Burscough Richmond while Coppull United host Thornton Cleveleys and Euxton Villa are at home to Turton.
Fixtures: Burscough Richmond v Fulwood Amateurs, Coppull United v Thornton Cleveleys, Euxton Villa v Turton