This weekend marks Stretford Paddock FC’s first home league game of the season as they welcome the high flying De La Salle Reds who have won their opening two games including an emphatic 4-2 victory against Mellor Firsts who ran away league winners in this division last year. A team that also comfortably knocked Paddock out in the quarter finals of Rhode’s Cup last season.

De La Salle Reds should prove a real stern test on the weekend even though the boys are coming into the game in a decent run of form themselves with a win and a draw in the opening two games.

Last season saw Stretford Paddock draw 1-1 against the Reds last season in a hotly contested and highly contested game.

The highlights for that game can be watched here:

A victory on the weekend would see Stretford Paddock leapfrog De La Selle reds into to second place in the table.

You can head down to watch it as the match will be open to the public at Paddocks new home with kick off being at 2pm @ Nicholls Community Football Centre, Dalberg St, Manchester M12 6BN.

Hopefully Paddock can make a statement, get the victory and start building some momentum for the rest of the season.

Will Hobson

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