Match Preview: Walsall Wood (a)

Walsall WoodWhen the Total Motion MFL Division One’s best attack meets its best defence tomorrow, something will have to give.
In a meeting of the irresistible force and the immovable object, Hinckley AFC, scorers of 46 goals in 13 games, travel to Oak Park to take on a Walsall Wood side who, prior to Tuesday’s Polymac Packaging League Cup tie against Highgate United, had kept eight straight clean sheets.
That was a run of 772 minutes of football without letting in a single goal for Gary Birch’s men as they cemented their place towards the summit of the division.
Midland Football LeagueThey have won nine of their 11 games thus far, drawing one and losing one, to leave them four points behind early pace setters Studley, but with two games in hand on the Bees.
Two points further back, Hinckley have have played the same number of games as Studley but would do their chances no harm with three points tomorrow.
On the player front, Dale Belford has moved to add to his squad by confirming that Bekir Halil and Luke Richards have both re-joined the side and will be contention tomorrow.
Hinckley AFCThey’ll be part of a much changed Hinckley side from the one that played the reverse fixture back in mid-August, when the visitors triumphed 4-1 thanks to two early goals from Joey Butlin and Peter Till, and two late ones from Jordan Fitzpatrick and Tony Clarke.
Indeed, of the eleven that started that game for Hinckley, only James Williams and Isaac Cooper have been with the club since.
But Belford’s new-look squad were impressive at Coventry Alvis last week and will look to build on that at Walsall Wood tomorrow.
Walsall Wood play at Oak Park, Lichfield Road, Walsall Wood, Walsall, WS9 9NP.

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