Match Preview: Nuneaton Griff (a)

After a two-week enforced lay-off, Hinckley AFC make the short trip to Nuneaton Griff tomorrow as manager Courtney Belford goes up against his former club.

AFC picked up four points from two games before last week’s clash with Stafford Town was postponed, meaning AFC haven’t played since 19th October.

Now, Belford takes his side on the short journey up the A5 to face his, and many of the players’, former club.

The likes of Ryan Ball, Lewis Commins, Luke Delaney, Mark Williams and George Brindley, among others, have all played for Nuneaton before.

The player connections don’t end there – Griff’s Alex Lock and Lewis Collins both featured for Hinckley earlier this season before swapping to the blue and white stripes at the Pingles.

AFC, in fifth, make the trip looking to strengthen their upturn in form before the postponement and keep the pressure on the top four.

And they’ll do so against a Griff side who sit bottom of the table, having won two and lost 11 of their 13 games so far.

But they have had a tricky run of fixtures – their last four matches being against the top four clubs in the Division – and competed well with Uttoxeter and Leicester Road in that run before eventually falling to defeat.

Prior to that came their two wins, back-to-back against Heath Hayes and Chelmsley Town, with eight-goal Ryan Slinn their biggest threat up front this season.

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