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Match Preview: Padiham (H)

Match Preview: Padiham (H)

Connor Philipson28 Feb - 08:00
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The Ridge kick off Saturday Groundhop 2024

Match Information

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

With Town selected as Saturday's first match of groundhop 2024, the match will kick off at an earlier time of 11am.

With a bigger crowd expected why not be part of the action?

You can prepare for the occasion with the all the key information here:

The Opposition

If you didn't know, this groundhop day will feature a derby.

Padiham are one of the closer sides to Town in the Premier Division, making it always a closely contested game.

There is no doubt that former Longridge Town player Michael Morrison is doing a fantastic job at the reigns of the Storks, as they sit level on points with the playoff places.

They've also proved a nightmare for Town to deal with this season.

With two matches and two defeats Town will be looking to stop the rot against the Burnley based side.

With the likes of Joel Brownhill, Joel Melia and Tyler James leading their line it's no surprise they've been such a big threat, with 42 goals between the front three.

A test against one of the division's form sides will certainly be one for the neutrals to look forward to on Saturday.

Form Guide

Position: 20th
Form table: 21st
Current form: LLLLW
Goals scored: 60
Goals against: 82

Position: 7th
Form table: 4th
Current form: WWLWW
Goals scored: 63
Goals against: 52

Team News

Thankfully following an appeal, Mitch Marshall's red card against against Kendal Town has been rescinded.

This means the defender is no longer set to receive a three match ban.

New signings Kian Hope, Obadiaru Odaro and Malick Diakite Tanou will be looking to impress on their potential debuts as manager Lee Ashcroft looks to bolster the squad as we enter that crucial period.

After this match we will travel to the Isle of Man on Saturday 9th March as we kick off a hat-trick of away matches.

Our next home game after that will be Charnock Richard on Saturday 23rd March with a 3pm kick off time.

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