PREVIEW Tuesday night’s football fixtures
Tuesday 14th March 2017 @ 14:02 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Droylsden Football Sports Stalybridge

There are four non-league football fixtures taking place across Glossop and Tameside this evening (Tuesday) to satisfy your sporting needs.

In the National League North, Stalybridge Celtic welcome Bradford Park Avenue while, in the Evo-Stik First Division North, Hyde United play Ramsbottom United, Droylsden host Colwyn Bay and Glossop North End face bottom-club Burscough.

Stalybridge Celtic welcomes the arrival of Bradford Park Avenue this evening with both teams in poor form.

With the arrival of Bradford Park Avenue comes the return of Aiden Chippendale, who made 95 appearances for Celtic and scored 15 goals.

Without a win in their last two for both teams, it could prove to be a cagey affair with neither team wanting to make a mistake.

A win today could take Celtic of the bottom of the table and see them over take Altrincham.

Meanwhile, Hyde United travel to Ramsbottom with both teams in relatively poor form, the latter having been beaten 7-0 by Farsley Celtic only two games ago and both teams coming off the back of two draws.

Both teams will be looking to bounce back after both have only won twice in their last five games.

Hyde will be calling on the services of Matthew Beadle, who has 10 goals in 11 games and has revived the Tigers’ season since December.

Droylsden play Colwyn Bay in a mid-table six-pointer if the Seasiders beat Droylsden, then they will go level on points and ahead on goal difference.

The Bloods go into the game against the Welsh side in mediocre form with a win a loss and a draw in their last three games.

Droylsden have scored 12 more goals this season than Colwyn but they have also conceded 22 more.

And, Glossop host bottom of the table Burscough tonight, in which on paper looks like an easy win for the Hillmen at Surrey Street.

Glossop go into this game on a four-game winning streak and have only one lost in their last five, however, Burscough go into the game staring down the barrel at the possibility of a fifth straight defeat and what could be their 25th loss of the season.

Chris Willcock’s men will also be able to call upon top scorer Max Leonard, who was named February’s Player of the Month.


By Jack Dunkerley