Felixstowe & Walton looking to get back on track
PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 February 2016
Felixstowe & Walton United will look to get back on track tomorrow after losing two of their last three league games.
The latest came a week ago when an injury-time winner saw leaders Norwich United snatch all three points at the Goldstar Ground, 3-2.
It was a double blow for the Seasiders as Stanway, in second, and Godmanchester Rovers (fourth) won convincingly to leave them hanging on to third spot.
The Seasiders travel to the Cricket Field to take on a Newmarket Town side currently sitting in seventh spot in the table but 15 points adrift of their visitors.
The sides last met back in November at the Goldstar Ground when they played out a 1-1 draw, the Seasiders’ goal coming from youngster Connor Field.
Kevin O’Donnell will be hoping both Callum Bennett and Josh Kerridge will be fit to return to the starting line up after missing last week’s game.
Felixstowe will definitely be without leading scorer Miles Powell who sits out the second game of a four-match suspension.
With the shock departure of manager Damien Hilton who has taken over the Wroxham hot seat, perhaps there is a bit of extra pressure on leaders Norwich United, currently 18 points clear of the Seasiders.
They can still do Felixstowe a big favour as they host Godmanchester at Plantation Park.
Stanway, who start the day in second spot with a six-point cushion over Felixstowe, face a tricky trip to Mildenhall Town who have proved to be unpredictable in the last month, winning the big games, but losing out to sides they might have expected to beat.
Brantham travel to fifth-placed Long Melford where they could find the going tough against a side who are unbeaten since Christmas.
Brantham are hanging on to a top 10 spot, on goal difference, and have just one win since the turn of the year, although that came at Mildenhall last time out when they won 1-0 thanks to a Josh Merritt goal.
Life doesn’t get any easier for Whitton United, now at least nine points from possible safety as they host a Kirkley & Pakefield side looking to regain a top five spot.
Paul Smith’s Walsham Le Willows side go to Gorleston – the two sides opened the New Year by sharing the points from a 1-1 draw at Summer Road.
Elsewhere FC Clacton host Swaffham Town while Saffron Walden travel to Thetford Town.
Hadleigh host Haverhill Rovers tonight with both sitting mid-table on the same points, separated by Brantham and Gorleston with Hadleigh starting the game in ninth and Rovers in 12th