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Next Match & Preview 2020/21

 

Chester are the visitors to St James Park on Saturday in a National League North fixture.

Already with a long list of players unavailable, Glenn Walker was added to that list, limping off just before half-time against Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday.  Kevin Wilkin’s options are limited especially on the left.

  

After successive away games, we look forward to back-to-back games at St James Park.  On Tuesday evening (kick-off: 7.45pm) Kidderminster Harriers are the visitors.

A win at Alfreton and a valuable point on the road at Gateshead on Saturday bring Kevin Wilkin’s side into this game in good form and with a reducing injury list.  Meanwhile Harriers’ last two games have been postponed due to Corona virus in the camps at Guiseley and York City.  Their previous game was a 1-1 draw against Leamington on 7 November when Koby Arthur got the Harriers goal.

  

After Tuesday evening’s 2-0 win at Alfreton Town Saints make the 470 mile round trip to the North-East to take on Gateshead at the International Stadium on Saturday.

Prior to last season the sides had never met.  They met only once last season, a defeat for Kevin Wilkin’s side back in August, with the return game never played due to the Covid lock-down.  The sides did meet eventually however in the play-offs in July at St James Park, Gateshead progressing to the semi-final.

 

Alfreton Town  v  Brackley Town;  Tuesday 10 November

After Saturday’s dramatic FA Cup tie that saw Saints through to the 2nd round of the cup for the third time in the club’s history, it is back to league action on Tuesday evening with a trip to Alfreton Town, kick-off 7.45pm.

The two sides met in the last action in March ahead of the lock-down, Saints winning 4-2 through goals from Jimmy Armson, Wes York, Matt Lowe and Lee Ndlovu before conceding two late consolation goals for the home team.

Alfreton took an unbeaten record into Saturday’s league fixture at Bradford (PA) but came away with a first defeat, going down to two second half goals at The Horsfall Stdium in a 1pm kick-off due to floodlight problems.  That result leaves The Reds in 10th place after five games.

Kevin Wilkin’s side has played only three league games so far and will be looking for a first win to begin to climb the table.  A trip to Gateshead on Saturday and a home game against Kidderminster Harriers will be next up in a hectic period of games.

Tuesday’s game is Behind Closed Doors and will be live streamed by Alfreton.  A match pass costs £6 – see Alfreton Town FC website for details.