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Basford go to Gresley, CFC home to Southbank on Saturday

By Neil McGowan

Basford United go to Gresley on Saturday, with Community taking on Gedling Southbank at Greenwich Avenue (both 3.0).

Looking forward to the first team trip Martin Carruthers commented:
“Although Gresley are bottom of the table they do have five or six games in hand so they are more of a mid table side. Postponements have hindered them this year and they have only played twice. Prior to that they were up there in terms of form sides.

“It will be a massive test and Gresley boss Damo (Damion Beckford-Quailey) always has his teams fired up against us. They took a point off us at home in what was a very good display and have always caused us problems in the past.

“It is a massive banana skin and we will ensure the players are prepared for a real battle and very tough game. The return of Pearson Mywango is a huge boost for them and we will need to defend very well to nullify their attacking threats.”

Carruthers added:
“Jerry Nash is doubtful with a groin strain and Aidan Austin could feature if he gets through training this week.”

Ground Address: The Moat Ground, Moat Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 9RE

Prices: Adults £8, Over 60s / Under 16s £5, Under 13s £1.

Directions: Follow the M1 south to junction 23a, turn off on to the A42 southbound. Continue on the A42 to Ashby-de-la-Zouch then turn off onto the A511 toward Swadlincote. At Woodville turn off the A511 onto the A514 toward Church Gresley, follow the road signs to Gresley, the School Street turn off is second on the right after the Gresley island. Take the first turn on the left in School Street to take you to the ground.

The Moat Ground has a small car park adjacent to it but it does get filled up early on a match day. If you need to park near the ground for personal mobility reasons please contact Gresley FC via the email to reserve a space, however these are limited.

Earlier in the season Gresley came to Greenwich Avenue on a Monday night in October and returned with a point in a 1-1 draw. Jason Law gave the visitors a 56th minute lead, Liam Hearn levelling three minutes later.

Community play Gedling Southbank looking to return to winning ways in the Notts Senior League Premier Division. The team had a good win last week to reach the League cup semi-finals, but lost the previous two league games.

Southbank are eleventh in the table, five places and nine points behind Community.

Coach Michael Leslie said:
“We will be looking to build on last week’s performance, turning our attention back to our league campaign. We have dropped a couple of places in the league table in recent weeks but a win this weekend will without doubt put us back in the firing line for a top two finish.

“I am excited to welcome defender Max Pashley into our squad, who joins us from Real Community, after impressing our management team in last week’s game. Experienced defender Sam Winch could also feature following a lengthy absence through injury.”

Updated 17:52 - 25 Feb 2018 by Neil McGowan

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