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Match Preview :- Redditch United - Saturday October 4th, 2008 (15:00:00)
Celtic are back in league action on Saturday when Redditch roll into town for the Conference North clash (3pm kick off). Redditch are currently three points clear of the relegation spots in fifteenth on ten points, eight points and eleven places behind Celtic. There will be a live match centre for this match.

Celtic have a 100% record against Redditch, we have beaten them in every match in every competition. Our last meeting with them was at the end of last season when we thrashed them 6-0 after beating them 2-0 at their place earlier in the season. It was closer the year before with a 3-2 home win, and a 2-1 away win. When we first met them in 2003, we knocked them out of the FA Trophy when we beat them 3-0 in Redditch. So far we have scored twenty-nine goals and conceded seven against them.

Redditch?s start to the season has seen them win once at home and once away, with Belper Town dumping them out of the FA Cup on Saturday, beating Redditch 4-1 (in Belper). Their home win came against Farsley, whilst they won on the road at Workington. They have scored in every away game so far this season, but have kept just one clean sheet (the 1-0 win over Workington). Redditch?s most recent league game was a 2-0 home defeat by Southport, whilst their most recent away league game was a 4-1 defeat away at Gainsborough.

Both home and away, Redditch score an average of a goal per game, whilst concede 1.4 goals per game away from home (1.5 overall). Their most dangerous player was Liam Daly on three goals, with Lee Downes and Owen Story close behind on two apiece. Six of their ten goals this season have come in the second half; whilst they have conceded roughly equally between the two halves, around the half hour mark, they have conceded six of their fifteen goals this season.

After the defeat to Belper Town, there is something of an upheaval at Redditch, with top scorer Liam Daly, Scott Rikards, Graham Deakin and Howard Forinton all being released by the midland?s club, whilst Carl Heggs announced he was hanging up his boots, though he would retain his assistant managerial post. Off the field, two directors have quit, and not been replaced. On the positive side, Matt Clarke has finished his twelve match ban for his involvement in a brawl at Southport last season. To add to Redditch?s woes, there is a long injury list with Richard Softley, James Blake and Chris Murphy all doubts for Saturday?s clash.

In their last league match, the 2-0 defeat at home to Southport, Redditch lined up as:
1. Danny Lewis
2. Graham Deakin
3. Danny Edwards
4. Lee Ayres
5. Liam Daly
6. Liam Murray
7. Howard Forinton
8. Lee Downes
9. Aman Verma
10. Owen Story
11. Carl Heggs

Stalybridge have a clean bill of health and no suspension worries. In our last league match, the 1-0 away win away at Hinckley United, we lined up as:
1. Paul Phillips
2. Ashley Woolliscroft
3. Rhys Meynell
4. Tom Sharpe
5. Andrew Smart
6. Paul Sykes
7. Steve Torpey
8. Keith Briggs
9. Matty Barlow
10. Lee Ellington
11. Chris Williams

The automated prediction algorithm has gone for a 1-1 score line in this game, because we have only won one league game at home this season, when we destroyed Solihull Moors 5-0. However, another performance like that, and we could well be registering a second home league win, stretching our winning streak to four games and maintaining our 100% record against our favourite Birmingham team...
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