Match Preview: Boldmere St Michaels (h)

Hinckley AFC badgeHinckley AFC’s Polymac Packaging League Cup match against Boldmere St Michaels tomorrow, kick off 7-30pm, will be their 50th of 2016.
Carl Abbott’s side will look to reach the quarter finals of the competition for the first time when bringing their half century of games this calendar year.
And having beaten Coleshill Town – currently fourth in the Midland League Premier Division – to reach this stage, Abbo’s men will be confident of overturning another side from the league above to reach the last eight.
Currently fourth from bottom, Boldmere are in the unusual Midland Football Leagueposition of having played almost all of their games away from home – and didn’t play their first home game of the season until the day before Hinckley played on the same pitch in the FA Vase tie at Paget Rangers.
But having beaten high flyers Coleshill last week and followed that up with a 3-0 win over table toppers Alvechurch on Saturday, The Mikes will be full of confidence ahead of their trip to St John’s Park.
In both of those wins, they have scored in the first minute of
the game and Hinckley will have to stop their visitors flying out of the blocks to avoid chasing the game.
boldmere-st-michaelsThey beat Hinckley’s league rivals Bolehall Swifts in the second round, and scored in the first minute of that game too as they progressed with a 3-1 win.
They may be fourth from bottom, but only five sides have conceded fewer goals than The Mikes in the league this season and all of them sit of the top six. In contrast, only bottom two Tividale and Brocton have scored fewer.
The winners of tomorrow’s tie will host Rocester or Brocton in the last eight. The Premier Division sides play their last sixteen match on Tuesday 17th January at Rocester’s Hillsfield ground, with a date for the quarter final yet to be confirmed.
Adults: £6
Concessions: £4
Under 16s: £2

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