MATCH PREVIEW: Avro v Squires Gate

MATCH PREVIEW: Avro v Squires Gate

By Mark Ashmore
27 September
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Gate are back on the road again, read our preview of the game here...


The start of a new era at the club as New Manager Luke Evans takes us to Avro.

Pre-Match Build Up
New Gate manager Luke Evans takes Gate to Oldham to face Avro in his first league game at the helm.

Luke took a watching brief on Tuesday night when Gate excited the Lancashire Trophy against Lancaster City.

The visitors took the lead after 13 minutes through Paul Dawson for his first of the game. Dawson was again on target in quick succession with two goals to complete a 32 minute hatrick. Lancaster extended their lead before half time through Sam Bailey, Gate got one back through Riccardo Egidi.

The second half saw another two goals for City through defender Jack Armer and Niall Cowperthwaite.

The Away Team
Avro have started the season with three wins and five losses from eight games as they look to impress in their first season at this level.

They come into this game on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Ashton Athletic on Saturday afternoon. Dale Korie-Butler opened the scoring before Avro levelled through Louis Potts. Ashton struck again though two minutes later with Butler getting his second of the game.

In their last five games, Avro have picked up three wins and two losses. A 3-1 win against Charnock, 5-2 win against Burscough and a 5-1 win against Congleton Town being the wins and a 2-0 loss against Selby Town in the FA Vase and the previously mentioned loss against Ashton.

Last Time We Met
Gate and Avro last met last season in the FA Vase where Avro came away with a 2-1 win.

Kane Wallwork opened the scoring after just 12 minutes when he beat Ben Fletcher in goal down the wing.

The hosts then extended their lead in the 26th minute when big midfielder Mike Stockdale headed past Fletcher unmarked from a corner.

Avro were then reduced to ten men when Louis Potts was sent of having been judged to have thrown his head towards Joey Mullen. Gate couldn’t make the man advantage count though did pull a goal back through Riccardo Egidi.

You can read the full report on the game here - Avro 2-1 Squires Gate

Head to Head
The two sides have met just the once which came last season in the FA Vase. Avro of course recorded a win against Gate.

Other Premier Division Games
1874 Northwich v Skelmersdale United
Barnoldswick Town v Litherland Remyca
Burscough v Padiham
Charnock Richard v Congleton Town
Hanley Town v Rylands
Irlam v Runcorn Town
Longridge Town v Northwich Victoria
Winsford United v Ashton Athletic

Admission:
Adults £5, Concessions £3, Under 16's Free

Address:
Vestacare Stadium

White Bank Road

Oldham

Greater Manchester

OL8 3JH

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