NON-LEAGUE PREVIEW: Buxton FC v Nantwich Town, New Mills AFC v Rainworth Miners Welfare, Bacup Borough v Glossop North End

Buxton FC v FC United of Manchester, Kieran Lugsden
Buxton FC v FC United of Manchester, Kieran Lugsden

BUXTON FC, New Mills AFC and Glossop North End are all in action on Non League Day this Saturday.

Evo-Stik Premier Division side Buxton, who take on Nantwich Town (kick-off 3pm), are yet to win a league game at the Silverlands at three attempts, their only victory coming on the road at Stocksbridge Park Steels on Bank Holiday Monday to end a run of five successive defeats.

After defeats in their opening three games, Nantwich have rallied to take seven points from a possible nine. Their latest success was a 4-1 home win over ten-man Chester FC on Monday.

A notable absence from the Nantwich line-up on Saturday will be their leading scorer Ben Mills, who has hit the back of the net five times in three matches. He will be serving a one-match ban.

Bucks boss John Reed, meanwhile, is continuing his search for new blood, a move made all the more urgent by doubts over injuries to defender Sam Liversidge and midfielder Michael Towey, the latter being substituted at half-time at Stocksbridge with a groin strain.

Buxton are unbeaten against Nantwich in their last four meetings with a record of two wins and two draws. The last time The Dabbers won at the Silverlands was Boxing Day, 2008.

A reminder that, to mark Non League Day, admission prices for the Buxton v Nantwich match have been cut to £7.50 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Evo-Stik First Divison South leaders New Mills AFC take a break from league action on Saturday to concentrate on the FA Cup, but their opponent in this Preliminary Round tie is a familiar one.

The Millers welcome league rivals Rainworth Miners Welfare to Church Lane (kick-off 3pm), having defeated them 2-0 on their own turf less than a fortnight ago courtesy of two goals from Carlos Meakin.

In contrast to their hosts, Rainworth have picked up only one point from their last four league games.

Following their exit from the FA Cup in the last round, Glossop North End travel to Bacup Borough in the North West Counties League Premier Division (kick-off 3pm).

The in-form Hillmen are flying high in the league, having moved into third place after their 7-1 midweek win over Flixton. Depending on other results, a win in Lancashire could see them finish the weekend in top spot.

In the Manchester League Division One, Chapel Town travel to Woodley Sports Reserves (kick-off 2pm), while Whaley Bridge entertain Whitchurch Alport as they look to maintain their 100 per cent record in Division Two of the Cheshire Football League (kick-off 3pm).