Stockport County move into pole position in the National League North with a win at Boston United, whilst several playoff places are still up for grabs.
Salford City boss Bernard Morley insists his second-placed side are prepared for a war in their title-contenders battle at Ashton United on Saturday.
One victory separates Salford City from achieving a club milestone when they host Bradford Park Avenue in the third round of FA Cup qualifying on Saturday.
Salford City host Curzon Ashton and Ashton United travel to Abbey Hey on a packed weekend of 80 FA Cup second qualifying round ties that include a host of Greater Manchester clubs.
Salford City’s emphatic 5-0 win away to Whitby Town in the FA Cup first qualifying round has set up a local clash with Curzon Ashton in the next round on September 26.
Ashton United and Curzon Ashton are both going for promotion to the Evostik Premier League this year, the first time in 17 seasons they’ve been competing in the same division.
United are preparing for one of the biggest matches in their history – a play-off final showdown with AFC Fylde for a spot in the Conference North.
Ashton United manager Steve Halford claims his side must ‘win all their remaining games’ if they are to stand any chance of the play-offs this year, ahead of their game against Stafford Rangers.
More to come: Ashton United manager fires warning shot at rivals insisting side will take ‘nothing for granted’
Ashton United joint manager Steve Halford has issued a warning to his rivals by declaring his side have more to come ahead of their match against Ilkeston FC in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.
Fifth-placed Ashton eye three Evo-Stik Premier Division wins on the bounce at Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday
Ashton visit Merseysiders Marine at weekend