After a Boxing Day victory over AFC Telford United the Pitmen head to FC United of Manchester on Monday (December 28th) looking to secure back-to-back league victories for only the second time this season.
Ironically enough that came after the last meeting between the two sides earlier this season in which FC triumphed 3-0 at Keys Park.
Buoyed by the 2-0 victory yesterday, manager Frank Sinclair will be hoping for a similar performance from his side against a team that had to sit it out on Boxing Day after their game at Bradford Park Avenue was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The Pitmen took full advantage though and moved above their hosts tomorrow following their three point haul.
Sinclair will be looking for something similar again: “For me it’s just an opportunity to get three points over a period where there are nine points available.
“As results change and turn for us, we will hopefully have that bit of luck which, along with hard work, will bring back our confidence and you will see us start playing a lot better football to go along with the hard work we have got to implement between now and the end of the season.”
The manager is set to be able to call on the services of Tom Thorley who took part in a full training session before the game against Telford and could return to the squad for the first time since the end of October. On loan striker Tom Peers meanwhile will face a late fitness test after suffering a groin strain on Christmas Eve which kept him out of yesterday’s game.
The Pitmen will be wearing their home strip for the game at Broadhurst Park which kicks off at 3.00pm.
310 Lightbowne Road
There is free WiFi at Broadhurst Park for all supporters to use. Supplied by local company Pennine Telecom, to access the service just search for FCUM-FreeWiFi, select it and set up a user account.
Parking is very limited at the ground and supporters should be mindful that there is no parking on: –
St Mary’s Road and the streets off St Mary’s Road; – Nuthurst Road; – the West side of Moston Lane and the streets off it.
For £3 there is safe parking at St Matthew’s RC High School, which is less than five minutes’ walk away from the ground.
Under 18s £2.00