Five Things We Learned - w/e Saturday 17th February 2018

Mon 19th February 2018 | General
By Ian Templeman

Joint leadership by example at Widnes

All good managers lead from the front, and you won't find a better example of that practice being implemented than at the Millbank Linnets Stadium on Saturday.

Widnes joint-managers Steven Akrigg and Kevin Towey both scored in the opening 17 minutes of the Halton derby clash against Runcorn Linnets, which set their side on the way to a 2-0 win.

There can't be many instances where a joint-management team have both scored for their team in a game, and the Widnes duo have certainly laid a marker down for their squad to follow.

Home "away days" no problem for 1874

Anyone who grew up on the "Green" side of Northwich would always treat visits to local rivals Witton Albion as a trip into foreign territory.

However, there is increasing evidence that 1874 Northwich are finding rival territory to their liking, as they have now played three games at Witton Albion's Wincham Park and won them all - two games in the FA Vase and most recently, Saturday's win over Runcorn Town.

There's an old saying that home is where the heart is, but at the moment trips across town don't seem to a problem for the Greens.

Hot shot Bucks

Bootle supporters turning up to watch their favourites at the TDP Solicitors Stadium can't complain about value for money in recent weeks.

Saturday's 5-0 win over Northwich Victoria was their sixth successive home win, and in the four home games played since the Christmas period, they have scored an impressive 24 goals.

With six of their next seven games at home, the Bucks will heading into the next few weeks in confident mood.

Home strikes no problem for Remy

Another team who seem to be enjoying their home comforts at the moment are Litherland REMYCA, whose 6-0 win at home to Eccleshall on Saturday continued a fine run of goalscoring form on home soil.

Since losing at home to New Mills in early October, in the nine home games since then there has only been one occasion when Remy have scored less than three goals in a game at the Litherland Sports Park.

With Remy having scored more goals than anyone else in the First Division, visitors to the LSP look to be in for a tough time in the coming weeks.

Chaddy back on track

A shout out to Chadderton, who recorded their biggest win since the opening day of the season with the 4-0 victory over St Helens Town on Saturday.

It was the first win in seven games for Chaddy, who have been affected more than most by postponements in the last couple of months, and manager David Fish will be hoping that his side can build on Saturday's win as they approach the backlog of games in the coming weeks.


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