Hinckley AFC go into their first ever meeting with GNP Sports full of confidence after a first win of 2020 on Tuesday.
AFC recorded their biggest win since August, and a first clean sheet since then too, in the 4-0 victory over Chelmsley Town on Tuesday.
It means Courtney Belford’s side will be on a high going into Saturday’s visit to Coventry to take on GNP Sports for the first time in the clubs’ histories.
Promoted from Division Two last season, GNP have had an up and down start to life at step six – winning eight and losing eight of their 16 games thus far.
They have picked up some standout results, including beating Atherstone away, but have lost five of their last six to slip back to 11th place.
And Hinckley will hope to continue GNP’s recent league record – their last three have all finished 2-1 to the away side.
They did, though, pick up form of their own in midweek by thumping eight goals past Polonia in the Coventry Evening Telegraph Cup.
With 12 goals, the ever-threatening Chris Lloyd is their leading scorer this term but only six sides have scored fewer league goals than they have so far.
A Hinckley win would mean they continue to close the gap on the top six, ahead of facing two of that group next week, while three points for GNP would put them just three behind AFC.