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Match Preview: Kendal Town (H)

Match Preview: Kendal Town (H)

Connor Philipson7 Feb - 10:00
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The Ridge return home for second local derby in a row

Match Information

Venue: The Recycling Lives Ground, PR3 2NA
Date: Saturday 10th February 2024, 3pm kick off
Competition: North West Counties Premier Division
Adults: £7
Concession: £5
12-18: £2
Under 11s: FREE

Following a set back, Town look to get back to winning ways against an out of form Kendal.

With three new additions to the squad, all three will be looking to make their home debut.

The Opposition

Despite starting the season like a house on fire, Kendal lie just outside the playoff places.

The Mintcakes won their first 4 league matches of the season, with one of them against Longridge at Parkside Road.

A Robert Wilson penalty on 67 minutes was enough to help the hosts see out the 1-0 victory.

Goals certainly haven't been hard to come by with striker James Bailey sat on 27 goals in 33 matches, the third highest in the division.

The 1919 founded side sat top of the table for a long while but hit a road block towards the end of 2023 and are now second bottom of the form table.

Bar the FA Vase game last season, Town have struggled against Kendal.

However Ashcroft will be keen to get one over on his former side once again as Town look to push away from the bottom half of the table.

Form Guide

Position: 18th
Form table: 18th
Current form: LWLWL
Goals scored: 60
Goals against: 67

Position: 8th
Form table: 23rd
Current form: LLLDL
Goals scored: 68
Goals against: 58

Team News

With yet another departure in defender Sam Olawumi, Ashey has backed the squad up with the signing of winger Brett McGovern, striker Matty Van Wyk and defender Silas Itotayagbon.

Van Wyk and Itotayagbon made their debut in the midweek defeat to Charnock Richard with Van Wyk getting off the mark, winning two penalties and being awarded the man of the match award.

You can read more about our new signings on our squad page:

Josh Winder is also back in contention with the winger hoping to get back on the pitch against his former side.

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