FOOTBALL teams from around Cheshire will face a gruelling week of three fixtures in seven days from this Saturday (August 24).

In the Cheshire Football League this weekend, Blacon Youth Club will look to continue their perfect start to the season as they host bottom side Egerton.

Blacon head into the fixture with three wins in three - most recently securing a 3-0 midweek success over Middlewich Town.

Egerton, meanwhile, find themselves rooted to the bottom of the league after failing to pick up a single point in their opening five matches.

The game between the two sides precedes Blacon’s trip to the Cheshire Football League’s top scorers – Crewe (16 goals in four games) – on Wednesday.

Blacon YC then welcome Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds on the final day of August.

After a 10-day break since their 4-2 home defeat to Chester Nomads, Newton will be looking to get back on track in the West Cheshire Football League.

They host a Hale side who have conceded 12 goals in their opening two fixtures on Saturday.

Newton then welcome Ashville on August 28 and Ellesmere Port Town on August 31 to complete a week of home fixtures.

After recording their second win in a row against Newton, Chester Nomads visit an Ashville side who recently recorded a 4-1 victory over Marshalls.

The Nomads then host Capenhurst Villa on Wednesday before travelling to face Marshalls next Saturday.

Upton AA boss, Todd Reid, predicted an entertaining game against Mossley Hill Athletic last week, although he’d have hoped for a more positive result from the fixture.

His team will be looking to bounce back from that 6-3 home defeat when they welcome their local rivals Marshalls.

Upton then host Neston Nomads on August 28 before concluding their busy week with a trip to Richmond Raith Rovers.

Speaking to the Standard, Reid said: “I’ve not seen us do something like that before.

“In the first twenty minutes we were really poor and found ourselves 4-0 down. That’s not something I remember seeing ever before.

“I hope that was a one-off performance and that we don’t play like that again. It’s a tough game to bounce back with against Marshalls who have strengthened over the summer.

“We’ve got players coming back though, and if we can avoid injuries I’m sure we will have a positive week.”