MATCH PREVIEW: Basford United vs. City

Lancaster City are back on the road in the BetVictor Northern Premier Division as they travel to Greenwich Avenue to face Basford United in the 3pm kick off.

Season Summary
After an opening day 3-2 win away to Hyde United, Basford United were then struck with a defeat in their second game and first game at home this season as they lost 1-0 to Matlock Town on Monday night.

Recent Form
Ending last season with an impressive finish, Basford United ending up finishing 7th in the league in what was their first season in the division. They are a side who is looking to build on this finish and push on, as shown by their performances during pre-season. Winning 4 and only losing one of their 6 pre-season fixtures showed the confidence and talent in the Basford side and how they were looking to move forward this season.

Basford’s last three league fixtures:
19/08/2019: Basford United 0-1 Matlock Town
17/08/2019: Hyde United 2-3 Basford United
27/04/2019: Basford United 7-3 Nantwich Town

One to Watch
The man to watch in this one for Basford is the dangerous Kane Richards. Richards is a quick winger who will cause problems out wide for many teams, as he has already proven he is able to do so. In the opening game of the season, Richards manged to get off the mark for the season by scoring Basford’s second and then setting up their third and winning goal.

Previous Meeting
The previous meeting between the two sides was early on in last year’s campaign, where the game finished level at the Giant Axe. The two sides met on the 6th of October as the game finished 1-1. Lancaster will be looking to improve on their form from last season against Basford, as they only managed 1 point from a possible 6 on offer.

Transfer Business
Basford have strengthened their ranks over the summer, in particular the addition of defender Josh Law. The experienced right-back joins the side from York City after a successful spell at the likes of Motherwell and Oldham Athletic among many other sides. Law will add a wealth of experience to the side as well as a level of quality due to his time playing at a higher level.

Basford have also added 22-year-old centre midfielder Callum Chettle to the squad, who happens to be the son of manger Steve Chettle. Chettle is a very promising midfielder who again brings a pedigree of playing at a higher level with Peterborough United as he joins the side from Alfreton Town.

By Tomos Berry