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Match Preview :- Mickleover FC - Saturday January 5th, 2019 (15:00:00)

On Saturday, Celtic travel to Derby to face Mickleover Sports. Mickleover are currently seventeenth in the table, nine points and six places below Celtic in seventeenth on twenty-five points. There will be a match centre and Twitter feed for this match.

Mickleover have the third worst goal difference in the league, with only Lancaster and North Ferriby worse. Workington, Marine and Lancaster are the only teams to score fewer goals and five teams have conceded more. Mickleover have won six games this season, beating the bottom five (all in Mickleover) and their best result a 2-1 away win at Witton. Two of their wins were in their last two games, beating Stafford and Marine coming off the back of seven games without a win, and only one win in eleven, though they have four draws in that period. They have also held Matlock and Scarborough to draws at home, whilst getting a goalless draw at Bower Fold on the opening day of the season. Mickleover are better at home, with only three losses and four draws to accompany the five wins. They have never won a game by more than one goal.

Mickleover have eight different scorers, with Nathan Jarman leading the pack on seven goals, whilst Evan Garnett is right behind on five. They scored their fifteen home goals at a rate of 1.2 goals per game, which indicates their better home form; their overall scoring rate is just under a goal per game, scoring twenty-four. They have also conceded fifteen of their forty goals at home, at a rate of 1.2 goals per game (1.6 overall). Five of their six clean sheets were at home (the away clean sheet was against us), whilst two of their eight failures to score were at home.

We've played Mickleover three times and have yet to beat them. Last season they beat us 5-0 at Bower Fold and 1-0 away during the April from Hell. This means we've never actually scored against them. Hopefully, we can change this on Saturday.

In their last match, the 3-2 home win over Stafford, Mickleover lined up as:
1. Callum Hawkins
2. Jake Scott
3. Ben Turner
4. John McGrath
5. Pablo Mills
6. Durrell Berry
7. Ted Cribley
8. Mason Warren
9. Shaquille McDonald
10. Nathan Jarman
11. Kyle Carey

In the Celtic's last match, the 2-1 away win over Workington, Celtic lined up as:
1. Jake Turner
2. Josh Solomon-Davies
3. Liam Tongue
4. Ross Dent
5. Olly Marx
6. Chris Smalley
7. Scott Bakkor
8. Greg Wilkinson
9. Neil Kengni
10. Andrew Scott
11. Matty Wolfenden

A win for Celtic, which would be our third away win on the trot, could see Celtic rise above Hyde and or Buxton getting as high as ninth, depending on Hyde's result away at Basford and Buxton's at home to Whitby. A loss could see us drop a place to twelfth, again dependant on the Buxton Whitby game. If Hyde lose, a draw would see us go above them, as we are currently level on points and behind on goal difference.

P Pts
15 Witton Albion 21 26
16 Hednesford Town 25 25
17 Mickleover FC 25 25
18 Stafford Rangers 24 22
19 Lancaster City 23 22
Sat 05 Jan 2019Stalybridge Celtic2-1
Tue 01 Jan 2019Stafford Rangers3-2
Sat 29 Dec 2018Marine1-0
Wed 26 Dec 2018Basford United1-2
Sat 22 Dec 2018Bamber Bridge2-2
Goal Scorers
Jarman, Nathan7
McDonald, Shaquille5
Garnett, Evan4
Mills, Pablo2
McGrath, John1
Previous Meetings
Saturday December 21, 2019
Saturday August 17, 2019
Saturday January 05, 2019
Saturday August 18, 2018
Monday April 23, 2018
Home win Stafford Rangers3-2Tue 1st Jan
Away win Witton Albion1-2Tue 9th Oct
Home defeat Grantham Town1-3Sat 15th Dec
Away defeat Buxton5-0Sat 8th Dec
Home score Stafford Rangers3-2Tue 1st Jan
Away score Buxton5-0Sat 8th Dec
Games Since... Overall Home Away
Last Scored 111
Last Conceded 111
Last Won 116
Last Drew 331
Distance: 51
Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Head toward Glossop, at the Simmondly souble roundabout, turn right at the second roundabout, following signs for Chapel-en-le-Frith onto A624.
After 8 miles, at the roundabout, join the A6.
Stay on the A6 for 6 miles to Buxton.
At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Bakewell Road.
After quarter of a mile, just after the next roundabout, turn right onto Dukes Drive.
After a mile, turn left onto A515 (Ashbourne Road).
Stay on the A515 for 20 miles to Ashnourne.
Turn left onto the A52 (Derby Road).
Stay on the A52 for 9 miles and turn right onto B5020 (Moor Lane).
After 2 miles, turn right onto Station Road.
The ground is the first left.

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