THIS Saturday Knutsford FC are hoping to play the first game at their Manchester Road ground since October 7.

Due to the weather, scheduled home games since that date have been switched to an artificial pitch at Moss Farm in Northwich or reversed to their opponents’ ground, as was the case for the Mid Cheshire District Cup group stage clash with Winsford Town Reserves at the weekend.

Styal Reserves are planned to be the visitors on Saturday in Cheshire League One, kick-off 2pm.

Reds will expect a tougher game this weekend, having defeated Winsford 13-0, and they will be praying the ankle injury sustained by attacker Brandon Blades in the closing stages is not as bad as first feared.

The game wasn’t competitive from the point Knutsford hit the front in the 15th minute.

Four minutes later they were 3-0 ahead and it was eight by half-time, with Reds going on to assemble the widest margin of victory they have enjoyed in many years.

Observers said it was not an enjoyable watch, with being so one-way.

Knutsford FC even made five substitutions at the break but the goals kept coming, even though Reds stepped off the gas by the final quarter.

Charlie Rodick netted four in the first period, before being one of the five replaced at half time.

Matt Mountney and Micahiah Kelembeck each added a brace in the second stanza, with the other goals coming from Jimmy Woodward, Jake Maunder, Jonny Cavanagh and Graeme Brotherton.

For centre-half Maunder, they were his first goals of the season.

Winsford offered very little threat and the nearest they came was when hit the crossbar midway through the first half.

But Knutsford were always comfortable and Winsford were second best throughout.

Knutsford: Smith, Wilbraham, Mawdsley, Maunder, Sheldon, Brotherton, Cavanagh (Davis), Kennedy (Wooley), Rodick (Kelembeck), Mathers (Mountney), Woodward (Blades).