BOTH Warrington Town and Warrington Rylands will face big tests of their promotion credentials this afternoon.

Yellows and Blues are both in the mix in their respective divisions but today's games will give a big indication of what they can expect.

Town, who sit fifth in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, travel to Derbyshire to face third-place Buxton.

Mark Beesley’s side are fresh having seen their last scheduled fixture – last weekend’s trip to FC United of Manchester – postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and have won their last two league games, scoring eight goals in the process.

> Read what Yellows boss Mark Beesley has had to say about the game here

A win at Silverlands will take them above the Bucks, who were pre-season title favourites but are in the midst of a difficult run of four consecutive defeats.

Yellows are six points behind league leaders Matlock Town having played a game more but are four adrift of second-placed Bamber Bridge with a game in hand.

Closer to home, Rylands make the short trip to Crosby to take on NPL West Division leaders Marine.

Dave McNabb’s side are third in the table, five points behind their hosts, and they will be keen to avoid repeats of recent away losses to promotion rivals Runcorn Linnets and Leek Town.

A trip to Marine is perhaps the toughest prospect in their division, with the Merseysiders regularly attracting crowds of more than 1,000 and having won nine of their 10 home games this season.

> Rylands manager Dave McNabb looks ahead to their trip to Marine here

Both games kick off at 3pm.

Meanwhile, our Cheshire Football League sides are also in action, including home games for Eagle Sports and Greenalls PSO.

Today's fixtures:

Northern Premier League (kick off 3pm)

Premier: Buxton vs Warrington Town

West: Marine vs Warrington Rylands

Cheshire Football League (kick off 2pm)

Premier Division: Eagle Sports vs Winstanley Warriors, FC St Helens vs Daten, Greenalls PSO vs Congleton Town Reserves

League One: Moore United vs Newton Athletic

Reserve League Two: Golborne Sports Res vs Greenalls PSO Res, Newton-le-Willows Res vs Moore United Res

Liverpool FA Junior Cup: Old Cathinians vs Eagle Sports Reserves


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