Match Preview: Coventry Copsewood (h)

Hinckley AFC play their final home game of the seasonHinckley AFC badge tomorrow when Coventry Copsewood visit St John’s Park in the Midland League First Division, kick off 3pm.
St John’s Park has seen the full range of emotions this season from beating Redditch United in the FA Cup to a capitulation against Heath Hayes, but Carl Abbott’s men will look to finish on a high in their quest to finish in the top four.
A fourth place finish is now in Hinckley’s hands after a third big win on the bounce saw Abbo’s men put eight past Studley in midweek, while other results also went AFC’s way as Leicester Road were beaten by Racing Club Warwick.
AFC have now scored 30 goals in their last three matchesMidland Football League without conceding any, and in Sam Agar, Abbo has the league’s form striker at his disposal: the former Stafford Town man has netted hat-tricks in each of those three big wins.
But to secure fourth, Hinckley will have to negotiate a tricky final week where all three games are against sides in the league’s top eleven.
And the first of those is against a Copsewood side who held high flying Nuneaton Griff to a 2-2 draw last week and will offer an attacking threat through 24-goal Ryan Harkin and 13-goal Connoll Farrell.
Meanwhile, former Hinckley man Michael Healy also now pliesCoventry Copsewood badge his trade at Copsewood, and will be looking to get one over on his former club tomorrow.
The reverse fixture back in January ended in a 1-1 draw at Allard Way, when Harkin restored parity after the break following Marcus Jackson’s first half opener for Hinckley.
Last term, Hinckley won both games without conceding a goal – a 1-0 win at Copsewood in November that was settled by Justin Nisbett’s late stunner, and a 2-0 win at St John’s Park in February.
Adults: £5
Concessions: £3
Under 16s: Free

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