Match Preview :- Scarborough Athletic - Tuesday August 20th, 2019 (7:45PM)

On Tuesday night Celtic host Scarborough Athletic in Celtic’s first home match of the season. Celtic will be looking to bounce back from Saturday’s hard-to-swallow loss away at Mickleover, whilst Scarborough will be looking for their first win of the season after drawing 1-1 at home to Buxton, thanks to a late strike from Jack Johnson.

Scarborough finished eighth last season, despite having topped the table in November. Their early season form wasn’t replicated in the second half of the season, seeing them slowly slide out of the top five spots. In the encounter last season between the two sides, Celtic took the lead through Scott Wilson, only to go in level thanks to a last minute first half goal from James Walshaw. Nathan Valentine, now a Celtic player, put Scarborough ahead, but Matty Wolfenden looked to have secured at least a point with his equaliser, only for a last minute, dubious-looking, penalty to hand all three points to the visitors. A measure of revenge was meted out in Scarborough for the return fixture, on a very windy day, when Celtic came back from an early Walshaw goal with two late strikes of our own, Scott Bakkor looking to have secured a point, only for Joshua Solomon-Davies to interchange with Dougie Nyaupembe and grab the three points with the final kick of the match.

James Walshaw was Scarborough’s top scorer last season, with twenty-five goals, putting him joint top of the league golden boot chart, as well. They scored their seventy goals (thirty-three away) at an average of 1.7 goals per game last season, with 1.6 of them away from home, whilst conceding their fifty-six goals (twenty-nine away) at a rate of 1.4 goals per game (home and away). Scarborough kept four clean sheets on the road out of ten in total, whilst failing to score in five away games and four home games.

In their last match, the opening 1-1 home draw to Buxton, Scarborough lined up as:
1. Thomas Taylor
2. T’Nique Fishley
3. Daniel Lowe
4. Kian Spence
5. Jack Johnson
6. Isaac Assenso
7. Jordan Deacey
8. Chris Dawson
9. Wayne Brooksby
10. Michael Coulson
11. Will Annan

In Celtic’s last match, the 1-0 away defeat to Mickleover, we lined up as:
1. Alex Fojtíèek
2. Declan Walker
3. Kallum Mantack
4. Anthony Whitehead
5. Mark Lees
6. Stephen O’Halloran
7. Scott Bakkor
8. Ross Dent
9. Craig Hobson
10. Nathan Valentine
11. Neil Kengni

Table
P Pts
17 Whitby Town 2 1
18 Ashton United 2 1
19 Scarborough Athletic 2 1
20 Radcliffe 1 0
21 Bamber Bridge 1 0
Results
Tue 20 Aug 2019Stalybridge Celtic1-5
Sat 17 Aug 2019Buxton1-1
Goal Scorers
Johnson, Jack1
Dawson, Chris1
Previous Meetings
Tuesday August 20, 2019
5
1
Saturday March 16, 2019
1
2
Tuesday October 09, 2018
2
3
Records
Home win Never won at home
Away win Never won away
Home defeat Never lost at home
Away defeat Never lost away
Home score Buxton1-1Sat 17th Aug
Away score Never played away
Games Since... Overall Home Away
Last Scored 11n/a
Last Conceded 11n/a
Last Won n/an/an/a
Last Drew 11n/a
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