Match Preview: Atherstone Town (h)

Hinckley AFC go in search of a second home win of 2019 when Atherstone Town visit the Welfare Ground for a local derby this afternoon.

AFC haven’t picked up three points since the win over Stapenhill a couple of months ago, and return to action with the visit of the high flying Adders.

The game is, though, subject to an 11.30am pitch inspection with heavy rain forecast for the rest of the morning.

John Ramshaw’s men ended their run of defeats with a hard fought draw at Coventry Copsewood, in which Ryan Murphy’s goal earned a point.

Now, AFC return to the Welfare Ground looking build on that against an Adders side who are clinging on to a title challenge.

They sit third, seven points behind leaders Heather St John’s but with a game in hand.

They have won their last three league games, including edging past fellow title hopefuls Racing Club Warwick, and haven’t lost a Division One game since the start of January.

The reverse fixture, a bitterly cold December afternoon in howling wind and pouring rain, saw AFC compete for 80 minutes before three late goals gave Atherstone the win.

Adults: £6

Concessions: £4

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

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