Match Preview: Coventry Copsewood (h)

Hinckley AFC will mark the club’s 10th anniversary with tomorrow’s home match against Coventry Copsewood.

This week marked a decade since Hinckley AFC was ratified by the Financial Conduct Authority, meaning the club has officially existed for 10 years.

To celebrate that anniversary, kids go free to the match against Copsewood tomorrow while there will also be free cake on offer in the club shop behind the goal.

On the pitch, Hinckley will be looking for back-to-back wins after last week’s victory at Chelmsley Town, and will hope to maintain their lead at the top of the table.

The opposition

Copsewood’s last match was also against Chelmsley, and they recorded a convincing 5-0 win in midweek for their first win in three.

Sean Kavanagh scored twice against Chelmsley to take him to 14 for the season, while Charlie Gordon has chipped in with eight.

Prior to that, Copsewood ran promotion hopefuls Droitwich Spa close last week in a 2-1 defeat, having lost 1-0 to Wolves Sporting the week before.

They sit 12th in the table, with 10 wins and five draws from their 27 games. Among their scalps this season have been three of the current top seven – Droitwich, Cradley Town and Bilston Town.

Previous meetings

Hinckley won the reverse fixture 4-1 at Allard Way in December in an excellent away victory, revenge for Copsewood’s win by the same scoreline late last season. Hinckley won both meetings between the sides at Kirkby Road last season – a comprehensive 9-0 win in the league before a 2-0 victory in the League Cup soon after.

From the dressing room

“Copsewood will come here and want to spoil the party. They’re a good team, one who are competitive in every game. They’ve lost their striker recently, Bryan Kohyrelon, to Highgate. He’s a very good player so I’m not sure how they’ve replaced him. But they went to Droitwich last week, which is always a difficult place to go, and think they deserved something from the game so it will be difficult.

“They’re another team who will like our 3G surface and have good footballers, but we’ll just worry about us rather than anyone else, and pick up three points to get us closer to where we need to be. It’s is a big day for the club, marking 10 years of our existence. Hopefully there will be a big crowd here and it could be our biggest crowd of the season.”

Joe Conneely

Key information

Kids and Nuneaton Borough season ticket holders go free to the match against Copsewood tomorrow while there will also be free cake on offer in the club shop behind the goal.

Adults: £6

Concessions: £4

Under 16s: FREE

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