Mickleover Sports will be looking to pick up further points back on home turf as they welcome Derbyshire Rivals Buxton FC for what will be a fantastic and exciting game if previous meetings are anything to go by. Sports host Paul Phillips & Steve Halford’s Bucks are one of the bookies favorites to earn a promotion spot before the season kicked off having strengthened really well over the summer and after a flew close attempt at making that next step up, will be hoping this is finally the year they can break into the play offs as a minimum. But whatever happens over the course of the season Buxton as always will be very tough opposition and will certainly give plenty of teams in the league a strong test. Sports on the other hand will be looking for a second home win after the victory the 3-2 win over North Ferriby United and a very solid point on the road at Stafford Rangers over the bank holiday weekend. With tough away matches at Hednesford and Hyde to come later this month, Sports must make the most of home advantage to pick up the points required to climb the table.
LAST TIME OUT
As Sports were drawing 1-1 with Stafford Rangers, Buxton were opening their brand new 4G pitch they they beat Hyde United 1-0 at The Silverlands Stadium thanks to a 55th minute goal from Liam Hardy. The Bucks sit 13th in the table level on points with Sports with the same record of one win, two draws and one loss currently after the first month of the season. Sports sit 15th so could leapfrog their visitors with victory.
SPORTS TEAM NEWS
Sports look set to be without Niall Dorran against the midfielders former club due to the injury he picked up in the first half of the Rangers game. On the positive, Sports will be hoping to welcome back Nathan Jarman, Jake Scott and Tom Burgin after the trio missed the trip to Rangers through injury. John McGrath admitted he has a selection dilemma after those who stepped up in the place of the injured players definitely stamped their mark and made their case for a starting spot.
GOING TO THE GAME?
The game is a 3pm Kick Off at the Don Amott Arena on Station Road, Mickleover, DE3 9FB with Admission Prices set at £10 Adults, £7 Concessions £2 10-16’s with Under 10’s FREE with a playing adult. Derby County Season Ticket Holders who are not travelling to Hull City are being encouraged to come along to support their local non league side with reduced admission of £7 on production of their club’s season ticket at the turnstile. The bar and snack van will be open as usual serving hot and cold drinks and food before during and after the match. Your new look Sports Report Match day Programme will also be on sale at the turnstile for only £2! This features the thoughts of Chairman Don Amott and Manager John McGrath plus all your usual content.
NOT GOING TO THE GAME?
Then no need to worry, Press & Media Officer Sam Goldsworthy will be at the game keeping you up to date via the usual platforms of Twitter & Facebook, with match reaction on Mickleover Sports TV (Youtube) after the game!