Preview: Fairford Town v Bracknell Town

What’s the story?
Saturday is the final home league game of what has been a season of change for Fairford Town Football Club. The Reds have four away games on the spin after this weekend’s contest, with plenty of points at stake as the battle to preserve Premier Division status continues. Bracknell are gunning for promotion with four games in hand on the leaders, Highworth Town – who are five points ahead.

Team news…
The Reds have largely the same squad to choose from that took on Bracknell two weeks ago. On-loan Hungerford defender Kallum Thomas is available whilst young midfielder Josh Hergest and Shaun Morgan are added to the matchday squad. Top scorers Lee Smith (21) and Liam Gale (14) will look to offer the goal threat for what will be a real test.

The opposition…
Bracknell Town are a team in form and remain unbeaten in the league in 2018. Their latest league victory was a 2-0 win over promotion rivals Highworth Town on Bank Holiday Monday in front of a near 400 crowd at Larges Lane. Bracknell were 10-3 winners in the reverse fixture against Fairford two weeks ago, although Jody Bevan’ side had the honour of becoming the first side to score three past Bracknell this term in a league fixture at Larges Lane. A much-changed Bracknell saw off Windsor 2-1 in a Supplementary Cup tie on Thursday evening at Larges Lane.

Top Scorers
Fairford Town: Lee Smith (21 in 40 games)
Bracknell Town: Adam Cornell (32 in 42 games)

Recent Form:
Fairford Town: WDWWL
Bracknell Town: WWWWW

Did you know?
Fairord Town will play four games in eight days, beginning with the league trip to Brackley Town Saints on Thursday evening. Then next Saturday is an away date at Highmoor Ibis before Oxford City Nomads on Tuesday 17th April. The Supplementary Cup Quarter-Final tie at Flackwell Heath has been arranged for Thursday 19th April.

In the clubhouse…
The bar and clubhouse will be open from 12pm with a selection of hot and cold drinks available from the five-star rated Spikes Diner! An extensive menu of freshly cooked fast food will be available including a range of burgers, chicken, fries and more. After the game, join the players and management for a drink in the bar.

On the box…
Stay with us after the full-time whistle with one of the biggest games of the Premier League season getting underway at 5.30pm.
12.30pm – Everton v Liverpool (12.30pm)
3pm – Fairford Town v Bracknell Town
5.30pm – Manchester City v Manchester United

Match Tickets…
Tickets are available on the day of the game prices at:
Adult £5
Concession O65 £3 (inc. programme)
Concession 16-18 £2
U16s FREE

First time visitor?
If you are attending a match at Cinder Lane for the very first time, then take a look at our handy ground guide right here, with a full rundown of what to expect from your visit.

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