League leaders Prescot come to town
We’re back at Buckmaster Avenue again this weekend for our third home league game in a row and this time we’re taking on the leaders.
Our visitors from Liverpool, Prescot Cables, will hold no fears for our lads after a morale-boosting win over Vauxhall Motors last Saturday but certainly we will respect our opposition, who we anticipate will look to play a fast,aggressive game.
We have form when playing the leaders. And it’s good. We went to Kidsgrove in early October who at the time were top and had won seven of their eight games and won 2-1. In some ways, playing teams near the top of the league is better for us, as those sides are more prepared to take the game by the scruff of the neck.
Compare that to our home form against the teams at the wrong end of the table – one point against four of the five propping the others up. So, in summary we’ll be hoping for a favour from the weather gods and be keeping fingers crossed that the big freeze that’s with us doesn’t put paid to the chances of the game going ahead tomorrow. Fingers crossed folks.
On to the team news front then and there’s fair bit to get through. They say you shouldn’t change a winning team and Roman Allen made a terrific full debut last Saturday, but Kyle Stubbs is available once again after serving a one match suspension and is expected to slot in next to his old mate Josh Jordan.
Isaac Graham, who was on the bench last weekend, serves a one game suspension for reaching five bookings. Danny Edwards is being assessed after picking up a knock last weekend while Reinaldo Forbes is unavailable. Joe Berks starts a three-match suspension for his sending off last Saturday.
December is always a busy month in football with the festive fixtures coming thick and fast, so a win against the leaders would set us up nicely to challenge the play-off positions come the new year. It’s still all very much to play for.
Come on ‘Castle!