Saturday January 20th 2023

Uhlsport United Counties League, Premier Division South


Kick Off 3PM

Match Sponsored by Bill and Corrine Parker



MK Irish are the visitors on Saturday afternoon (Kick Off 3PM), as both sides look to get back into action, having seen their respective fixtures postponed a week ago, owing to the wet weather. Given the forecast over the next 24 hours, if there is a requirement for a pitch inspection, we will share news of this ASAP both here and on our social media channels.

The Irish come into the fixture, having negotiated a tricky run of fixtures that has seen them collect 4 points from a possible 9. Back on December 3rd, a trip to leaders Rugby Town resulted in a 3-1 defeat, whilst on Boxing Day a credible 1-1 was played out at The Irish Centre, with a bumper crowd of 391 watching on. Last time out two weeks ago, a 4-1 win was claimed at Butts Park, home of Coventry United. Our visitors currently sit in thrid place in the league, top of the large pack seeking to capitalise on any wobbles from the top two of Rugby Town and Coventry Sphinx.

The Irish have scored 37 times in the league until now, 3 times less that The Stutes. However, they have proven a little more resolute at the back, conceding on 25 occassions, in comparison to The Stutes37 goals allowed. The Bridge Road faithful will be hoping that their visitors inconsistency on the road continues, with 4 wins, 1 draw and 4 defeats having come from their 9 away journeys. Ryan Smith has so far proven to be the hottest in-front of goal having 11 goals to his name from his 22 appearances, ably assisted by George Shrieves and Powfil Raposo who have 5 a piece.

Back on October the 29th the two sides met for the first time in their histories, when the host Irishmen came out with 3 points, winning 3-2. Lance Key and his side felt aggrieved with how the game panned out, with the home team taking the lead in controversial fashion, leading to skipper Ollie Brookes being sent to the sin-bin for an apparent show of dissent. Despite rallying in the second half with goals from Luke Lindsay and the captain Brookes, the damage had been done from the home side in the first period.

Lance Key will be looking for a reaction from his side, following their somewhat surprising defeat at the hands of Godmanchester Rovers two weeks ago. With the postponement of last weekend’s game at Desborough Town it is hoped that Luke Lindsay may be able to gain more minutes as he returns from his hamstring injury, with Dan Brown also a possibility to feature in some shape or form after his lengthy absence.

A reminder that Kick Off is at the traditional 3PM.

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