Sports on the Road: Stratford Town (A) Match Preview

To be or not to be, that is the question, as Sports know they are in for a tough test in Shakespeare country on Saturday as they make the trip down to face Stratford Town in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy. The Town as they are known have not lost a competitive game since the 8th September and have won 8 of their last 11 matches in all competitions. They beat Alvechurch in the previous round drawing the first game 1-1 away before winning 3-0 at home in the replay. The Southern Premier League side sit 8th in the Premier Division table only two points off the play off positions. Sports will have to at the top of their game due get a result in this tie. However as we know form can go out of the window in the big cup competitions and with Sports cup form being excellent they can feel confident to test the hosts.

Stratford Town’s last fixture came on Tuesday 6th November as they beat our previous FA Trophy opponents Redditch United 2-1 at home in the Southern Premier League Cup. Mickleover Sports of course also won their last fixture 2-1 which was the victory away at Gresley FC in the 2nd Round of the Derbyshire Senior Cup.

Niall Dorran and Kevin Grocott remain sidelined. Tom Burgin and Jake Scott are returning to full fitness after both have been included on the bench in the last couple of games. With both loan signings Kyle Clamp and Victor Sodeinge both impressing at Gresley and with Evan Garnett and Nathan Jarman still contesting starting places so there is plenty of competition at the top end of the field. Everyone else is avaliable for selection.

The game is taking place at Knights Lane, Tiddington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7BZ. Admission prices are set at £10 for Adults, £6 for Concessions, £2 for Under 18’s and FREE for Under 12’s. Match day programmes as well as hot and cold food and drink will as always be available inside the ground with alcoholic beverages available inside the clubhouse. All of your pre-match information can be found on Stratford’s website on the link here…

Then no need to worry, Press & Media Officers Sam & Kerry 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!

Don’t forget that Sam & Kerry will also be doing live match commentary on Mixlr during the game. Either download the app or go onto the website and search for Mickleover Sports. Once the broadcast has gone live at around 2:50pm click listen and you should be able to enjoy full match commentary. You can access our page by clicking on this link…

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