MATCH PREVIEW: Mickleover Sports vs. City

The Blue’s are on the road again for another away clash this Saturday. This time against Mickleover Sports.

Season Summary
Mickleover currently sit in 19th place in the Evo-Stik Premier League table. On the same points as Stafford Rangers in 18th place, but 4 points above Bamber Bridge in 20th place. Mickleover have played 37 league games this season, winning nine, drawing ten and losing 18.

Recent Form
Mickleover have been in better form recently, with two wins in their past three games. They have not yet lost a game in the month of April. Lancaster will be hoping to deliver Mickleover’s first defeat of the month.
Mickleover’s previous three league fixtures:
9/4/19 – Mickleover Sports vs Witton Albion – 0-0
6/4/19 – Nantwich Town vs Mickleover Sports – 2-3
2/4/19 – Workington AFC vs Mickleover Sports – 0-1

One to Watch – James Baxendale
Mickleover’s latest midfield recruit will be one to watch. This weekends match could see Baxendale make his first appearance for Mickleover.
Baxendale, 26, has been plying his trade at Kidderminster Harriers & Nuneaton Borough this season.
After a spell with Doncaster Rovers, Baxendale made over 100 appearances for Walsall in the Football League before spells with Mansfield Town, Alfreton Town and a stint in the United States with Orange County‬.

Previous Meeting
The last time City faced Mickleover was back in January. Brad Carsley socred a 90th minute equaliser to rescue a point for the Dollies and stop Mickleover leaving Giant Axe with all three points. The first goal was scored in the 30th minute after a free kick from Ryan Winder was headed into the Mickleover net by their own player Durrell Berry to make it 1-0 to City. The second half saw Mickleover take the lead with two goals, the first from Pablo Mills in the 54th minute, then it was Durrell Berry who made up for his first half error to put Sports in front. But for their effort, Mickleover could not secure the three points against a stubborn City side pushing til the end.