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ICA Sports FC vs. Long Sutton Athletic FC
The Azzurri host the Long Sutton "Magpies" this Saturday, in the PDFL Premier Division.
The Magpies sit one place and two points above the Azzurri at 12th in the Prem table; with 21 points after 22 matches. They have won 7, drawn 2, lost 13 and suffered a 2 point deduction for registration irregularities. They have played 10 matches on the road this season; losing 6, drawing once and winning three times. Their last away win was against bottom side Polonia at the start of November, but they also recorded notable victories away to Stamford Lions & Ketton in September.
ICA - who have taken 19 points from their 21 league games this season - moved up to 13th place following a victory over Langtoft in their last PDFL outing. An Azzurri win this weekend could see them move level on points with Oakham United in 10th, if results go their way. It is worth noting that Ketton - the club in 9th place - are on 23 points and face 4th placed Holbeach Utd Reserves this weekend too.
The Azzurri and The Magpies have already faced each other back in September, with the latter securing victory against the run of play with a late headed goal. ICA are still smarting from that defeat and will be looking to make amends at South Bretton Playing Field on Saturday.
ICA's next opponents, Long Sutton Athletic FC
Aside from long term absentees Cardin Pierre-Liverpool (fractured leg) and Jason Cook (calf) there is a full squad available for selection.
New signing Hamza Akram should have completed his transfer from Langtoft United in time to make his ICA debut.
New co-manager Raff Mazzarella will join the ICA bench for the first time this weekend.
Recent league form:
ICA Sports FC – D D W L D W
Long Sutton Athletic FC – L D L L W L
This match is a 2pm kick-off at South Bretton Playing Field. Full details are available at this link