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Match Preview :- Hucknall Town - Saturday August 16th, 2008 (15:00:00)
Celtic?s next game is another away trip, this time to Hucknall Town on Saturday (kick off 3pm). There will be a live match centre for this match, as Celtic look to continue their good start to the season. Hucknall Town opened their campaign with a 2-1 loss at home to Gainsborough Trinity on Tuesday night (their Saturday match at Fleetwood was postponed) with Laurie Wilson grabbing their consolation goal for them.

Hucknall didn?t have the best of seasons last season, finishing in the relegation spots, earning reprieve at the expense of Nuneaton Borough?s financial problems. In their final twenty games of last season, they managed three wins, almost half their total wins for the season, and finished on a high with three draws, including creditable draws with Harrogate and Nuneaton.

Our last meeting with Hucknall Town was at Hucknall in February last season, when we beat them 3-0. We have only one once before there, when we needed a win over Steve Burr?s championship winning Hucknall to get into the Conference North, and got it. Since then, Hucknall have beaten us three times on their own ground, and once at Bower Fold (at the start of last season). Last season?s top scorer, Danny Bacon, is still with Town, he got nine in the last campaign, with Ben Saunders on eight. Saunders is no longer at Hucknall.

The automated prediction algorithm is back up and running now that there are some games to get its teeth into, but is being wildly optimistic with a 5-2 score-line predicted! That would be some game...

Hucknall?s last match, the 2-1 home defeat to Gainsborough, saw them line up as:
1. James Lindley
2. Matt McKenzie
3. Jay Smedley
4. James Cullingworth
5. Laurie Wilson
6. Nathan Winder
7. Paul Mitchell
8. Mick Galloway
9. Peter Knox
10. Danny Bacon
11. Gary Ricketts
Celtic?s last match, the 3-0 away win over Tamworth, saw Celtic line up as:
1. Paul Phillips
2. Ashley Woolliscroft
3. Danny Wood
4. Barrie Keeling
5. Terry Barwick
6. Paul Sykes
7. Steve Torpey
8. Keith Briggs
9. Lee Ellington
10. Nathan Joynes
11. Chris Williams

Celtic will be looking to build on their good start to the season, which has put them second in the table, behind Southport who face Harrogate at home on Saturday, and ahead of Telford on goal difference.
Distance: 67
Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Head up Mottram Road, away from Bower Fold heading for Mottram.
At the mini-roundabout, bear left (exit 2 of 4) onto Back Moor.
At the end of this road, join the A57 (Mottram Moor) heading towards Glossop.
At the right turn junction for Glossop, go straight on heading for Tintwistle.
This puts you onto the A628 Woodhead Road.
After 13 miles you will come to Flouch Roundabout.
Turn right (exit 3 of 4) onto the A616.
After about 9 1/2 miles you will come to a second roundabout, go straight across (exit 3 of 5), heading for the M1.
After another mile you will reach the M1, you can only head South from this junction.
Stay on the M1 for about 35 miles, coming off at Junction 27 heading towards Heanor.
At the roundabout at the end of the slip-road, turn left (exit 1 of 4) onto the A608.
Almost immediately, there is another roundabout.
Bear right (exit 2 of 3) to stay on the A608 (Mansfield Road).
At the next roundabout go straight across (exit 2 of 3).
Almost immediately, there is another roundabout, turn right (exit 2 of 3) onto the A611, signposted Hucknall.
Stay on the A611 for 2 miles, coming to yet another roundabout.
Turn right (exit 2 of 3) to stay on the A611.
Less than a mile, and there is a roundabout, go straight across (exit 2 of 4).
At the next (the last) roundabout, turn right (exit 3 of 4) onto the B6009 (Watnall Road).
The ground is 100 yards on the right hand side.

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