PREVIEW: Workington (H) - THE BIG ONE!

The much-anticipated game between the Division’s top two teams takes place at The Harry Williams Riverside Stadium on Saturday before what should be a healthy following.

The Rams blew their chance of topping the table on Tuesday when they suffered their first league defeat in thirteen games at Dunston, and as a result, Workington remain top by one point, although they do have a game in hand.

Victory for the Rams will see them rise to the summit, something that could only have been dreamt of when they visited the Cumbrian coast back in September and came away on the back of a 5-1 hammering.

However, the current squad has seen many changes made by manager Chris Willcock since then, with the subsequent rise from mid-table to their current position.

Former Football League club Workington have experienced a few ups and downs since their expulsion from “The 92” in 1977, and relegation last season saw them drop into non-league’s fourth tier.

Their form so far has been good enough to see them looking for that one automatic spot in the hope that the other clubs chasing them will have to suffice with the end of season play-offs.

The Rams home record of nine wins is only equalled by that of their opponents, who have managed to win five of their games away from Borough Park, drawing two and losing the other three.

But there are many games more to play, and whilst this match could hardly be described as a promotion decider, it will certainly help whichever side wins to cement their place at the top of the table.

Fans are asked to turn up a little earlier than usual as quite a number of ”neutrals” are expected to turn up for what promises to be a cracker.