Hopefully the weather will be kind to us this weekend and we will get to play our first home game in nearly a month. Tomorrow’s opposition are Radcliffe Borough, as we look to build on our victory at Bamber Bridge last week. We again could go top of the table with a win if current leaders Northwich Victoria slip up.
A busy week lies ahead with three games in the next nine days. A spell which could play a big part in shaping the final table come April/May. After tomorrow we face two promotion contenders in Scarborough Athletic and Farsley, however Radcliffe Borough should not be regarded as pushovers.
We have already faced Radcliffe twice this season, in the league and the FA Trophy. The league game finished 1-1, although we were in the middle of our poor run of form in September.
The visitors currently lie in 17th place in the league, despite this, they did pick up an impressive victory over Droylsden recently.
As for Darlo, we still have two players out with suspension. Liam Hatch and Gary Brown are both getting a extended Christmas break and will both miss tomorrows game as well as the Boxing Day fixture.
We do though welcome Chris Hunter back to the squad after serving his one game ban last week and he will surely slot straight back into centre defence alongside Alan White.
Jordan Robinson made his return from injury last week and would be my pick to start at right back.
Mota should once again be on the bench for us and he may come on for his appearance for the club.
Including our games there is a host of huge fixtures at some point this week, as a lot of the sides in the promotion shake meet.
- Farsley v Droylsden
- Northwich v Salford
- Darlo v Scarborough
- Northwich v Droylsden
- Farsley v Darlo
It is crucial we pick up a victory tomorrow in a fixture that on paper no disrespect to Radcliffe we should be winning.
Darlo 3 – 1 Radcliffe
Attendance : 945