UPTON AA return to league action this weekend after weeks of disruption to their schedule due to the weather and their cup commitments.

Todd Reid’s side won their Cheshire County Amateur Cup last eight game at Altrincham Reserves in early January before seeing their league fixture against Redgate Rovers postponed.

The Chester based side were then eliminated from the Pyke Cup last weekend as Ellesmere Port Town ran away with a 3-2 win after extra time in their quarter final clash.

Those fixtures mean that Upton’s 1-0 win at home to Maghull in mid-January was their sole league game of the month - a run which has seen them fall to 10th in Division One of the West Cheshire League having played at least two games less than every other team.

But after exiting the Pyke Cup Upton can now place their focus back into the league, at least until February 8 when they face Lostock Gralam in a Cheshire Amateur Cup semi-final.

Before that, though, Upton AA go to face an Ashville who recently pulled off a 4-3 win at Chester Nomads.

Ahead of the game, Upton boss Todd Reid said: “Ashville look a completely changed side to the one we saw earlier in the season.

“They had a great result over Chester Nomads last time out, so we will have to be up for it from the first minute if we want something from the game.

“It will be tough, and we’ll need to take our chances and be a bit more clinical in front of goal than we were against Ellesmere Port.

“We’re miles behind on games and this is a chance now for us to really kick on in the league, but we need to make sure that we stay composed and take each game as it comes.”

Elsewhere in the division, Chester Nomads will look to bounce back from that defeat against Ashville when they welcome a fourth placed Marshalls side.

Chester Nomads Reserves will also be looking to end a run of three straight defeats when they visit fellow strugglers Pensby FC in a WCL Division Three fixture.

Meanwhile, Cheshire Football League side, Newton Athletic will welcome Orford FC in a second round Challenge Cup clash.