ICA Sports FC Match Preview, sponsored by Target HR and MD Flooring
ICA Sports FC vs Netherton United FC
The Azzurri host local rivals Netherton United tomorrow, in a PDFL Premier Division local derby.
This week's opponents are sitting pretty in 2nd place, with 32 points from their 14 league matches and 11 points off leaders Moulton Harrox, (albeit with a game in hand).
The Azzurri stay on 10 points following the disappointing defeat to Langtoft United but remain in 14th place out of 16, as ICA have superior goal difference. Only Langtoft and Polonia are below the Azzurri, however both of those sides have played an additional league match.
Netherton manager Jon Harrison in a previous match versus ICA
A depleted ICA Sports have a significant number of injury concerns to first team players ahead of today's clash: Goalkeeper Jamie Stephens (knee), Lewis Waldron (back), Aiden Stanford (foot), Keishon Wilson (calf), Eric Nyathi (knee) all miss this fixture as well as Gareth Knowles (honeymoon).
> ICA have shown a slow and gradual improvement: one win in August, a win and a draw in September and two wins in October.
> The Azzurri have played 9 home matches this season; winning twice, drawing once and succumbing to six losses.
> Aside from Polonia, all of the ICA's league points this season have come against teams in the top half of the table.
> Netherton have performed consistently home and away this season; playing 16 and winning 6, drawing and losing once both home and away.
> Netherton top scorers are Richard Baines and Robbie Ellis with 8 apiece. Former ICA forward Dillan Chipunza has notched 3 since his move back at the start of August.
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This match is a 2pm kick-off at South Bretton Playing Fields. Full details are available at this link