Northern Premier League


Newcastle Town are final visitors this season to the VanEupen Arena

By Ethan Hoijord

Vauxhall Motors play their final home game of the 2023-24 season this Saturday afternoon, against Newcastle Town.

The Motormen will be looking to add on to the three points that they claimed at Mossley, which ensured safety in the Northern Premier League Division One West for next year.

It has been a tough twelve months, following the departure of highly successful manager Mick McGraa and Danny Holmes has had to put in work to find a relatively balanced side with many new additions.

Thus, ensuring safety was of paramount importance as the club can now look positively towards the future.

Newcastle Town will too be looking to carry on their good run of form, having narrowly beat Nantwich Town last weekend.

As always, your support is greatly appreciated thus we look forward to seeing you at The VanEupen Arena!

Newcastle Town FC Factfile:

Formed: In 1964.

Nickname: The Castle.

Ground: Lyme Valley Stadium. The Staffordshire venue, which also doubles as a velodrome, has a capacity of 4,000.

Playing colours: Blue and Red (H), Yellow and Blue (A).

Manager: Former Leek Town manager Neil Baker was appointed in late December.

Top goalscorer: Jake Avery has netted nine goals in 16 games.

Last season: Finished 15th.

This season: Newcastle Town are positioned 13th, with 45 points from their 36 games, as they have claimed seven points from their last six outings.

Last meeting: Newcastle beat Vauxhall 1-0 in late November as Dan Cockerline netted in the eighth minute.

Honours: The Castle most recently won the North West Counties League Premier Division and the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 2010.