Away days are back again for the Dabbers this Saturday (3pm kick-off) as we travel to Nottinghamshire to face Basford United. Amazingly, this is set be the first time the Dabbers have played on a Saturday since the King’s Lynn FA Trophy tie on the 18th December, so let’s see how Saturday night could be alright for winning for the Dabbers in this one.

Bas out of Hell

Basford have lost their last three games without scoring, 1-0 to Gainsborough, 3-0 to Scarborough and 1-0 to Grantham. Before those though, they won the previous two with two clean sheets. So the gamblers amongst us would do well to avoid backing both teams to score in this one.

They lie in 13th in the Northern Premier League, and are not near the play-offs or relegation in terms of points, so the Dabbers certainly have more to play for in this match, which could make the difference in the crucial moments.

This month has seen a lot of upheaval at Basford, with their owner and chairman announcing his intention to retire, a unique managerial trio being appointed to work under previous manager Steve Chettle who’s taken a boardroom role, and losing two of their best players to league rivals Matlock Town.

Last Time Out

Basford won on their trip to the Optimum Pay Stadium in September, a 78th minute winner by Marcus Marshall who pounced on a free-kick saved by Matty Gould to give them a 1-0 win. But Marshall was one of those players to get poached by Matlock, so that’s one less problem for the Dabbers to worry about on Saturday. Highlights of that game can be viewed below.

Players to Watch

Centre back Brad Gascoigne has scored 2 of Basford’s 3 most recent goals. Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad (for a defender), so as well as keeping them out he’ll be trying to put them in at the other end.

Match Information

Tickets for the match at Greenwich Avenue can be bought on the gate, and are priced at £9 for adults, £7 for concessions and £3 for Under 16s.