Hinckley AFC and divisional and county rivals Ingles face off on Wednesday looking to secure a place in the League Cup quarter-finals.
Having picked up three points on the road at Haughmond on Saturday, Hinckley’s third straight away game is a much shorter trip as Ingles host a Leicestershire derby in the last 16.
The Thringstone-based outfit also won away on Saturday, 4-2 at Cradley Town, to continue their fine start to 2023. After losing their opening match of the calendar year to Ashby Ivanhoe, they have gone on a super run of five straight wins to lift themselves away from relegation worry and into mid-table. Ben Tansley scored twice in that one to take him to nine for the season, while Kyle Fowkes and Benn Minshull are in double figures.
Their win to reach this stage of the League Cup was also an impressive one – 1-0 over Ashby at Homestead Road.
Hinckley overcame Coventry Copsewood in round two and are looking to reach the quarter-finals six years after getting to the final at Walsall’s Bescot Stadium, when Carl Abbott’s side went down 2-1 to Alvechurch.
Whitchurch Alport are the only side through to the last eight so far, with Atherstone Town, Walsall Wood, Stone Old Alleynians and Tividale looking to join them when they play tonight.
This will be Hinckley’s first visit to Ingles’ new home, after previously sharing at Shepshed Dynamo. They play at Homestead Road, Thringstone, LE67 8LL. The car park at the ground is for players and officials only, but supporters can use the car park at Thringstone Members Club on Loughborough Road.