Saturday September 10th 2022, 3.00pm Kick Off

United Counties League, Knockout Cup, Preliminary Round

Lance Key’s Stutes head North -West of Leicester in a break from league action, facing unfamiliar opposition. Our hosts, The Nomads currently sit in 5th place of the United Counties League, Premier Division North.

The Cropston Road side have thus far managed to navigate victories in 4 league outings, recording one draw, and suffering a lone defeat. This defeat was on the opening day, when visitors Heanor Town gained all 3 points. They are also still in this season’s FA Cup, facing Northern Premier League side, Ilkeston Town next Saturday in the 2nd Qualifying Round. Given this, it may be expected to see some rotation of players from the home side, with next week’s game proving to be of much more importance.

The goals have been shared around for Anstey, with Harry Wakefield, Lewis Gibbens, Corey Armeni all having scored 4 times, with Jordan Annable, and Michael Reeve having also notched on 3 occassions. In fact in the 10 matches played (in all competitions), The Nomads have not failed to score.

For The Stutes, it is likely to be the case that there shall be some rotation within the squad, so that the management can cast their eyes over the splattering of fringe, and Youth Team players who have at times featured, and have not looked out of place. At the same time, this may allow a few a number of the more senior members of our small squad to gain the advantage of being rested, or serving limited minutes from the bench.

If the scores are level after 90 minutes, the tie shall go straight to penalty kicks from the mark to determine a winner. NO EXTRA TIME IS TO BE PLAYED

Ground Address: Callingtons Community Complex, Cropston Road, Anstey, Leicestershire, LE7 7BP

Travel Time 1hr 22mins

Distance 83 miles