ICA Sports FC Match Preview, sponsored by Target HR and MD Flooring
ICA Sports FC vs. Tydd FC
The Azzurri host Tydd FC this Saturday, in the PDFL Premier Division.
Tydd were promoted as Division 1 runners-up last season and have enjoyed a steady start to life in the Prem, sitting in 9th place with 20 points after 17 matches. They have won 6, drawn 3 and lost 8 so far but suffered a 1 point deduction for an administrative error. They have played 11 matches on the road this season - including two in the Cup - winning 3 and losing 8.
ICA - who have taken 15 points from their 18 league games this season - dropped one place to 13th last week whilst on County Cup duty, thanks to Leverington's victory over basement rivals Langtoft. The Azzurri could climb to 11th and within two points of this week's opponents if they can claim victory, combined with Long Sutton failing to get a point away to Netherton and Leverington not securing the full 3 points at home to Holbeach Res.
The two sides have already met this season back in late August, with Tydd emerging as 3-2 victors. Only three of the ICA players from that day are likely to start this second episode of the story however, with the Azzurri playing squad having undergone a major evolution in the months since.
Next opponents are Tydd FC
The ICA squad is once again subject to change, with Jason Andrews (family bereavement), Steve Slack (groin), Cardin Pierre-Liverpool (away), Jack Driscoll (away), Joe Dobson (newborn), Fabio Ramos (work), Jason Cook (calf) and Vaidas Macianskis (away) all unavailable for selection.
Returning to the squad are Gareth Knowles, Sam Orrell and Andrew Wayte.
Recent league form:
ICA Sports FC – W L D D W
Tydd FC - L L W L D
This match is a 2pm kick-off at South Bretton Playing Fields. Full details are available at this link