Match Preview: Bromsgrove Sporting (h)

Hinckley AFC badgeHinckley AFC’s exciting start to 2017 continues with a top of the table clash when league leaders Bromsgrove Sporting visit St John’s Park tomorrow afternoon, kick off 3pm.

Following last week’s exploits in the Buildbase FA Vase, when three goals in the first ten minutes set Hinckley on their way to a 5-0 win over Berkhamsted, Carl Abbott’s side return to league action against a Bromsgrove side who had a similar win last week.

The Rouslers were also in Vase action away at Berkhamsted’s league rivals Sun Sports, and put four goals past them without reply as the two remaining Midland League Division Midland Football LeagueOne sides in the competition both progressed to the last 16.

Now, they will meet at St John’s Park with league points on their mind. Bromsgrove could extend their lead over AFC to eight points with a win, while victory for Hinckley would cut their deficit to just two points with a game in hand.

And something will have to give on Saturday. Hinckley are on a five match winning streak, while Bromsgrove are the only step six side in the country who are yet to taste league defeat this term.

Bromsgrove SportingIt also sees the league’s best attack come up against its best defence. Paul Smith’s side have conceded just 15 goals in the league this season while Hinckley have scored 70 in their 18 games.

But with regular goalkeeper Chris Jay out with a groin injury, The Rouslers are likely to have a debutant stopper between the sticks on Saturday after signing Jonathan Brown on loan from Kidderminster Harriers.

Having lost the last three games between the sides, Hinckley will be looking to end that run at St John’s Park tomorrow and will move up to fourth in the table with a win.

Adults: £6

Concessions: £4

Under 16s: £2 (FREE with a HAFC Junior membership card)

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