Match Preview :- Cammell Laird - Tuesday November 1st, 2016 (19:45:00)

On Tuesday night, Celtic face Cammell Laird in the Cheshire Senior Cup (kick off 7:45pm). Cammell Laird are currently rooted to the foot of the Northwest Counties league in twenty-second place, having failed to win in nineteen games, they currently have five points from five draws. There will be a match centre for this game.

Cammell Laird are currently managed by former Celtic midfielder, Neil Prince, and have lost their last four games, most recently losing 2-1 away at Barnoldswick Town. Their last points were a 1-1 home draw with Main Road on the 15th of October. Since then they have lost to Runcorn Town at home (4-0), Ashton Athletic at home (6-0) and Abbey Hey away (4-0) as well as Barnoldswick Town most recently, in the Macron Cup. After a poor end to last season, they have now played twenty-two league matches without a win.

Cammell Laird have won this season, after holding Darwen to a 3-3 draw at Darwen, they went onto beat them 3-2 back in the Wirral in the FA Cup, though they lost in the subsequent round 4-0 at Hyde United. They were put out of the Vase, losing 3-2 away at Atherton.

They have kept two clean sheets, a goalless draw with Darwen at the start of October, and a goalless draw at home to Nelson at the end of August. They have twice conceded seven, most recently at home to Congleton Town at the end of September when they lost 7-2, and their worst defeat was a 6-0 home loss to Ashton Athletic on the 22nd of October.

They have scored sixteen goals in the league at a rate of a goal per game, and conceded sixty-three at a rate of 4.2 goals per game.

The last three meetings with Cammell Laird were in the 80s. Cammell Laired won the last meeting, a 4-3 win in the Cheshire Senior Cup replay in February 1985 (Celtic scorers, Andy Morley, Dave Stewardson and Chris Hewitt) after holding Celtic to a draw in St Peter's Road (Andy Morley with the goal in that game for Celtic). The only other meeting was also in the Cheshire Senior Cup when Celtic one 1-0 in January 1980, on the Wirral, with Paul Mather grabbing the winner).

In Cammell Laird's last match, the 2-1 defeat away at Barnoldswick Town, they lined up as:
1. Dave Parkinson
2. Callum Kerr
3. Danny Lomax
4. Jack Ford
5. Adam Rooney
6. Elliot Toner
7. Rhys Hardacre
8. Jordan Wynne
9. Zac Hardacre
10. Joe Byrne
11. Conor Christiansen

Celtic won their last match, the 1-0 win away at Bradford. In that match, Celtic lined up as:
1. Grant Shenton
2. Danny Morton
3. Adam Mather
4. Matty Hughes
5. Danny Wisdom
6. Darren McKnight
7. Brian Summerskill
8. Gary Gee
9. Andy Owens
10. Josh Hine
11. Aidan Chippendale

Although league survival is far more important than the Cheshire Senior Cup, Celtic cannot let up, and must try and get some consistency to keep the winning mentality ahead of some tricky league fixtures, starting with Fylde on Saturday.

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