It’s a first league home game for the Dabbers since the 23rd October this Saturday (3pm kick-off) against Radcliffe. They are an in form opponent, so let’s see what we could expect from this match.

Rapidly rising Radcliffe

Radcliffe have got 15 points out of a possible 18 in their last 6 league games that’s taken them up to 15th in the league. This has included wins over Basford and Lancaster, and the only loss was that to Ashton at the start of November. They, like the Dabbers, are also comfortably through to the Third Round of the FA Trophy, after thrashing Tamworth 5-1 in the last round, and will face Spennymoor Town a week on Saturday.

Last Time Out

The last Mattch with Radcliffe will ring an alarm Bell in the minds of Dabbers supporters. In September, we lost 3-1 away in Greater Manchester, Joe Mwasile’s tap-in cancelled out by goals from Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Simon Lenighan and a Bobby Grant penalty. Highlights of that one are available below.

Players to Watch

For once it’s a defender who’s going to be picked out in these previews, and it’s centre back Jo Cummings, who as well as being a central part of a defence which is much improved, not conceding more than 1 a game since that Ashton loss, has popped up with a couple of goals in recent weeks, so is one to watch at both ends of the pitch.

Match Information

Tickets are still available here, and supporters are reminded to have a face mask with them if they intend to use any of the indoor areas at the Optimum Pay Stadium in line with the latest Government guidelines.