Uhlsport United Counties League, Premier Division South
Saturday February 17th
HISTON v GNG Oadby Town
Kick Off 3:00pm
Match Sponsored by UK MOR Ltd
We welcome GNG Oadby Town to Bridge Road on Saturday (Kick Off 3pm), as the two sides that sit in 6th and 9th place respectively face each other for the first time in their histories. Our visitors make the trip to Cambridgeshire having suffered a 2-0 home defeat to the in-form Wellingborough Town last Saturday, while Lance Key’s side come into this UCL clash in a buoyant mood, having ground out a hard fought 1-0 victory on the road at Newport Pagnell in midweek.
The Poachers are the only remaining side that The Stutes have not yet faced this season, sitting in the comfort of mid-table. Thus far it proves to be their away form that has halted further progress up the table with just 2 wins from the 11 games away from their Wigston Road base. It should be noted that in their forward ranks are Ryan Robbins and Mussa Bham who between them have scored 24 times out of their sides total of 37 league goals. Bham made the move from Step 6 side Melton Town earlier in the season and appears to have settled in well alongside the much travelled and experienced head of the former St Kitts and Nevis international Robbins, who still proves to be an asset in his mid-thirties.
Stutes boss Lance Key will have been delighted to have collected an important victory midweek over the FA Vase holders, however that win may have come at a cost with Luke Crisp leaving the game just shy of half time due to injury. It remains to be seen whether the defensive midfielder will be fit enough to be included, whilst Pat Bexfield also appears to be unlikely to feature due to the injury he sustained at Lutterworth Town. However, with Max York available and with Sam Collison slotting in with ease when called upon The Stutes Manager will be content with whatever eleven he has available. Whilst the consistency of the playing personnel has not quite been as desired, the outcomes certainly have been for the last 3 games.
Luke Lindsay made his first start in 3 months at Newport Pagnell and completed 90 minutes of tiresome work. He was rewarded for his efforts with a twelfth goal of the season. With Brown, Barnes and Lindsay all now seemingly fit and raring to go there will be decisions to be made within the attacking dimension of the side.
Please note that parking access in the Bridge Road End car park is temporarily not available due to construction works. Please arrive in good time if a car parking space is required. Plenty of street parking remains available nearby, however we ask that you are considerate of our neighbours. If at all possible, we encourage supporters to utilise the excellent public transport links, with both the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway and local bus stops just a stones throw from the ground. As ever, plenty of cycle parking is also available.
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