Hinckley AFC will hope to take momentum from last week’s record-breaking win into their league form with Saturday’s visit to Barrow Town.
Fresh from that club record win in the FA Vase, Hinckley return to league action with a pair of away local derbies this week.
Table toppers St Andrews await on Tuesday, but next it’s a first ever visit to Barrow Town this weekend.
Manager Courtney Belford says these two games are hugely important: “Nothing will ever top that sort of scoreline to get into the next round of the Vase. But there are two massively important games between now and then.
“The Vase is fantastic but the league is our bread and butter and we want to get promoted. That starts by trying to win games on Saturday and again at St Andrews on Tuesday.”
The Riversiders sit ninth in the table having won four and drawn two of their opening nine matches.
They are without a win in three since easing past Kirby Muxloe 5-1, and bowed out of the Vase to UCL Premier North team Selston last week.
But their form at Riverside Park has been good – albeit they’ve only had three home games. A 3-0 win over Saffron Dynamo and a 3-1 win over Clifton All Whites included,, their only home defeat came to Hucknall Town.
Ex-Anstey man Nick Reeves is their leading marksman on five but, like Hinckley, they have shared goals around well. No fewer than 11 different players have found the net for them so far this campaign.
Barrow play at Riverside Park Sports Ground, Barrow Road, Quorn, LE12 8XJ.
Under 16s: Free with a paying adult