This weekend sees the return of the FA Cup and some of our teams missing out on fixtures due to being knocked out in the last round.

In League Two, Bolton Wanderers host bottom of the league Southend United. A win could potentially see them jump into the play-off places, as they seek their fourth win on the trot. Southend have one win to boot so far this season, and a win looks likely for Ian Evatt’s men who seem to have finally found their feet in League Two.

In the National League, Altrincham will be looking to close the gap to third-placed Maidenhead United, as they have not won in their last two outings, drawing both. Phil Parkinson have lost three out of the last five games and currently sit in mid-table and struggling for goals.

In the final league game for our sides, Curzon Ashton travels to Kidderminster. Curzon currently sits six points behind second-placed Kiddy, who have only lost once so far this season. Curzon, on the other hand, are having an indifferent season with a mix of wins and losses, however, they seem to be able to up their game when it comes to the big teams in the league.

In the FA Cup, Oldham Athletic travel to fellow League Two side Bradford City. Both are struggling this season, however, Oldham have three wins and one loss in the last four games as they hope to turn their season around early on.

Salford City travels to Newport County. With Newport top of the league in League Two, it will be a great yardstick for Richie Wellens to see how far Salford are away from a title push.

Finally National League Stockport County host bottom of their league Yeovil Town in the FA Cup. In what should be an easy passage to the third round of the cup for County, the Hatters will just be glad to get back to football following a few weeks of postponements.


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