Preview: North Leigh United (H)

There’s a break from league duty for both sides on Wednesday evening as Division One West promotion chasers North Leigh United visit Cinder Lane for a Bluefin Sport Supplementary Cup tie.

What’s the story?
Fairford return to action after a 2-0 defeat on the road at Wantage Town on Saturday, where a goal either side of the break secured a win for the Freds. North Leigh United won by the same scoreline, at home to Tytherington Rocks.

Team news…
With a congested fixture schedule, manager Jody Bevan may shuffle the pack to take a look at those who are in need of some game time. He will though be without Steve Hall as he serves the third of a four-match suspension following his derby dismissal at Highworth Town.

The opposition…
North Leigh United come to Cinder Lane in good spirits having not conceded a goal in their last three outings which came in the shape of wins against Tytherington Rocks (2-0), Woodstock Town (2-0) and New College (4-0).

Top Scorers
Fairford Town: Lee Smith (17 goals/35 apps)
North Leigh United: Piers McGlynn (10 goals/15 apps)

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Fairford Town: DDLLL
North Leigh United: WWWWW

Did you know?
Brazilian midfielder Diego Maradona Petriaggi scored once in seven appearances for North Leigh United this season, before leaving the club due to work commitments. Petriaggi has two brothers, both named after famous footballers – Roberto Rivelino and Michel Platini.

In the clubhouse…
Head to five-star SPIKES Diner for an extensive menu of freshly cooked fast food 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…
Manchester United are in action at Sevilla in the Champions League and you can watch all the action live on the big screens. Kick-off is 7.45pm.


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