MATCH PREVIEW: Tigers on the loose

There is heavy rain in the forecast for Tuesday so Reds must be home.  Indeed, they are.

You wait seven weeks for a fixture at Borough Park, then two come along at once.  Saturday’s home game v Morpeth Town was spoiled by the weather and, although rain is forecast for Tuesday, it shouldn’t be as stormy as it was at the weekend.  The pitch held up remarkably well on Saturday and the ground staff have spent Sunday and Monday getting it prepared for the visit of Worksop Town (7.45pm).

It will be The Tigers first visit to west Cumbria for seventeen years – our second season in Conference North.

We had been regular opponents throughout the seventies, eighties and nineties in the Northern Premier League then met over two seasons in Conference North.  In addition, we have met each other twice in the FA Cup, twice in the Trophy and a once in a League Cup tie.

All told, we have played each other over fifty times with Reds winning on twenty-one occasions, Town also successful twenty-one times with the other nine encounters finishing as draws.     

Danny Grainger may have to make changes to the starting XI, although the bulk of Saturday’s squad will feature.  The point obtained on Saturday extended the mini-unbeaten run to four matches with the 25 points obtained so far leaving them in 14th position.

Town are currently in 4th place having obtained ten wins so far on their way to 33 points.  On their travels, they have won impressively at Ilkeston Town, Whitby Town and Macclesfield.

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