This weekend the Dabbers look to make it four wins from four to take them joint top of the table in the early stages of the season. Nantwich will making a trip to north Manchester to take on the recently promoted side, Atherton Collieries.

The Opposition
Name: Atherton Collieries
Nickname: Colls
Manager: Michael Clegg
Stadium: The Skuna Stadium
2018-19: 1st (NPL Div.1 West)

Match Details
Match: Atherton Collieries
Competition: BetVictor Northern Premier League Premier Division
Date: Saturday 31st August 2019
Time: 3.00pm
Admission: £8/£5/£3/Free

A Deeper Look
A tough start to the season has seen the Colls draw one and lose two in the league, however they grabbed themselves a win in the FA Cup against Runcorn Linnets. Atherton Collieries will be looking to regain their form from last season and earn themselves a win to kickstart their campaign for the season. Their top scorer from last season was former Dabber, Tom Bentham, who scored nineteen goals for the Colls.

In the Dugout
Manager Michael Clegg has been with the Colls since 2014, and is now entering his sixth season in charge of the club. Clegg has guided the club to success by bringing them to this level of football for the first time in the clubs history, and will only hope he can carry on bringing the Colls forward.