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Match Preview :- Mickleover FC - Monday April 23rd, 2018 (19:45:00)

On Monday, Celtic start their final week of four games with an away match at Mickleover Sports (kick off 7:45pm). Mickleover are currently seventeenth in the league on fifty-six points, five places and eight points above Celtic, having played one more game. There will be a match centre and Twitter feed for the game.

Mickleover had a good spell of six games at the end of October and start of November, when they won four and drew two that lifted them into the top ten. They followed it with five straight defeats, putting them fifteenth, and they never really recovered, despite six wins and seven draws since Boxing Day, losing only four times in that period. Their last home match was a 2-1 defeat by Marine, their only loss in the last five. Their last home win was a 1-0 win over Workington at the end of March. They have performed much better away from home this season, with nine wins, six draws and eight losses, whilst at home they have had six wins, five draws and nine losses.

Matlock have had seventeen different goal scorers this season, though by far and away their danger man is Andrew Dales who has nineteen goals this season, a third of all sixty-four goals they've scored (twenty-nine goals at home). On average they score 1.4 goals per home game and 1.5 goals per game overall. They have conceded fifty-seven goals giving them the joint fifth best defence. Mickleover have kept eleven clean sheets with five coming at home, the most recent being their 1-0 win over Workington, and have kept eleven clean sheets in total. They have failed to score in two home games, and seven times overall, the last time they failed to score at home was a 1-0 defeat by Lancaster at the end of December, six games ago.

We have only played Mickleover once, earlier this season at Bower Fold, when they won 5-0 during their good spell in November.

Mickleover's last match was the 3-1 away win over Hednesford Town on Saturday. In that match, Mickleover lined up as:
1. Lewis King
2. Kevin Grocott
3. Ben Turner
4. John McGrath
5. Pablo Mills
6. Alex Morris
7. Andrew Dales
8. Lewis Belgrave
9. Matthew Barnes-Homer
10. James Phillips
11. William Norcross

Celtic's last match was the 3-0 home defeat to Coalville Town. In that match, we lined up as:
1. George Sykes-Kenworthy
2. Harrison Holgate
3. Josh Ramsden
4. Danny Morton
5. Luke Ashworth
6. Braulio Maieco
7. Jake Charles
8. Oli Roberts
9. Liam Dickinson
10. Matty Wolfenden
11. Brice Pouamoun

Ross Killock, Tom Brown, Jack Taylor and Alex Honeyball are all out, possibly for the season, whilst Greg Wilkinson may well be named in the starting line up with Connor Hughes serving the second of his two match ban.

A win would move us up two places, whilst losing our last four games would not see either Halesowen or Sutton Coldfield catch us. This is the lowest we can finish this season. A win would also keep us out of the bottom four, and strangely, still in contention for a top half finish! However, this is game six in nine days and the players have had only four days rest since the start of the fortnight from hell two Saturdays ago when we lost at Stourbridge.

P Pts
9 Barwell 43 62
10 Matlock Town 44 60
11 Mickleover FC 44 59
12 Workington 43 59
13 Stourbridge 43 57
Mon 23 Apr 2018Stalybridge Celtic1-0
Sat 21 Apr 2018Hednesford Town3-1
Tue 17 Apr 2018Marine1-2
Sat 14 Apr 2018Buxton2-2
Sat 07 Apr 2018Grantham Town3-0
Goal Scorers
Dales, Andrew19
Garnett, Evan13
Mills, Pablo11
Grayson, Bradley4
McGrath, John3
Previous Meetings
Saturday December 21, 2019
Saturday August 17, 2019
Saturday January 05, 2019
Saturday August 18, 2018
Monday April 23, 2018
Home win Hednesford Town5-0Sat 23rd Sep
Away win Stalybridge Celtic0-5Sat 4th Nov
Home defeat Ashton United2-5Sat 7th Oct
Away defeat Workington3-0Sat 9th Dec
Home score Ashton United2-5Sat 7th Oct
Away score Whitby Town3-2Tue 27th Mar
Games Since... Overall Home Away
Last Scored 111
Last Conceded 111
Last Won 131
Last Drew 213
Distance: 51
Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Head toward Glossop, at the Simmondly souble roundabout, turn right at the second roundabout, following signs for Chapel-en-le-Frith onto A624.
After 8 miles, at the roundabout, join the A6.
Stay on the A6 for 6 miles to Buxton.
At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Bakewell Road.
After quarter of a mile, just after the next roundabout, turn right onto Dukes Drive.
After a mile, turn left onto A515 (Ashbourne Road).
Stay on the A515 for 20 miles to Ashnourne.
Turn left onto the A52 (Derby Road).
Stay on the A52 for 9 miles and turn right onto B5020 (Moor Lane).
After 2 miles, turn right onto Station Road.
The ground is the first left.

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