Chance of third league double

Tim ChannonFirst Team

THE Seagulls’ next game is at home to bottom-of-the-table Burscough on Saturday (April 1) and provides a chance to complete a third league double of the season.

Having previously beaten Prescot Cables and Droylsden home and away, the Bay can complete a treble after winning 3-0 at Burscough in November with goals from Jack Phillips, Louis Corrigan and Danny Andrews.

Former FA Trophy winners  Burscough are eight points adrift at the foot of the table with just five games left, but their one win in their last seven games was away to top five side Glossop North End and they also knocked title-chasing Lancaster City out of the League Cup, so they are still capable of springing an upset.

 “We know they have the ability to beat anyone, so we need to be at out very best and maintain an intensity in our game for the full 90 minutes  – which has not been the case for the last two games,” said manager Phill Hadland, who is hoping for maximum points from three games in the next 11 days against teams in the bottom six (Burscough, Mossley and Radcliffe Borough).
 He is without the suspended Danny Bartle up front against Burscough, while Julian Williams has returned to Porthmadog for the remainder of the season, but recent signing Astley Mulholland is in line for his home debut and the manager reports everybody else is available.
 THE latest Fair Play League Disciplinary tables show Colwyn Bay  joint bottom of Division One North with Ossett Town after eight cautions and two dismissals in their five games during March.
Trafford head the table having picked up just three cautions during the month.
However, Colwyn Bay stay joint top of the table for Technical Area Marks, alongside Lancaster City.
 Match official award points for technical area behaviour at each match (three points for excellent, two points for good, one for satisfactory and -1 for poor), and in 36 games played so far, Colwyn Bay and Lancaster have totalled 99 points out of a possible 108 to average 2.75.