Northgate vs Poynton Connect
Saturday 21st October 10.30am – SMCCFL Cup
Following two frustrating Saturdays without action, Northgate are back playing their last opponents again only this time at home and in the cup. The agonising 5-4 defeat in Poynton should feel like a distant memory, but with no matches since then Northgate should need no reminders and no motivating to turn the tables this time around.
A somewhat settled squad is available this week, with Dave Tonks and Alex Owen the only absentees from the team’s previous meeting, replaced by Matt Ward and Wade Crank.
Clark will be hoping that the time spent on the training field in the last two weeks will pay dividends as they look to tighten up defensively, whilst also looking to a strong midfield for creativity on the ball and from set pieces. With the potential for extra-time and penalties, and given the tight nature of the game three weeks ago, this one has all the makings of an early season classic.
PLAYERS: Please be at the ground by 9.45am.