It already seems like ages since Vauxhall Motors were in North West Counties League action and there is still some way to go during this second lockdown, before Mick McGraa’s boys will be back.

The NWCL are hoping that the league can restart on Saturday, December 5, if the coronavirus situation has improved significantly. And if that materialises, then the Motormen will be at home to much-improved Stockport Town that afternoon (3pm kick off).

The visitors did not start the new season in particularly good shape, but have since turned things completely around.

They have won their last four league fixtures for an aggregate of 18 goals for and only two against, to catapult them up to fourth place in the table.

Motors have invariably always got the better of Stockport but this time it could be a really tense affair, as both clubs look to build upon their very encouraging starts after a month’s layoff.

Vauxhall currently top the table with 19 points from a possible 21 and remain unbeaten.

Yet they have not managed to keep a clean sheet at the Syncreon Arena in their first five home fixtures this season, conceding a goal in each fixture.

The Motormen should go into the game with a fully fit squad to choose from, with the possible exception of striker Karl Noon, who has been nursing a back injury since the start of the campaign.