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PREVIEW | Bridlington Town (H)

The Bulls welcome promotion-chasers Bridlington in search of a third league win on the bounce.

AFC enjoyed a landmark result on Wednesday night after earning their first away league win of the season at Albion Sports.

Matt Chatfield's side could move up to 14th if they claim all three points and if Handsworth and Knaresborough suffer favourable results.

The tie kicks off at 3pm at the Forest Town Arena.


Last Time Out

Wednesday night saw daemons exorcised for AFC, who ended a streak of 11 league games without a win on the road by defeating second-from-bottom Albion Sports.

After an even start at Farsley Celtic's Throstle Nest, Matt Chatfield's men looked to assert dominance on their Bradford hosts and were rewarded just after the half-hour mark as Luke Walker prodded home a Morgan James corner.

Walker on his own could have had a treble before the break, but there was only just too much height on another well-placed delivery for the striker to head on target at the back post.

As the minutes passed in the second half, Albion began to up the ante against the Bulls but were unable to truly penetrate, before Grant Ryan fired home the decisive goal in injury-time after Walker led a counter in the dying moments.


The Opponents

Saturday's visitors have established a firm reputation for their on-the-floor football; such a philosophy has proven effective so far, as the Seasiders remain in with a chance of promotion to the Northern Premier League.

Just four points off third-placed Penistone, and with two games in hand, Town will be aiming to make every remaining game count as the season begins to enter its final stages.

The Neil Hudgell Soliticors Stadium hosted an end-to-end battle in the previous meeting between the two sides - a single goal from Joe McFayden proved to be the difference whilst the visitors failed to make their own chances pay despite a spirited performance.


Team News

Whilst full-back Kian Sketchley serves the second of the three-match suspension he picked up in the 2-0 win over Athersley, Matt Chatfield hopes to see the return of Matt Wilson, Brandon Webster and Connor McMillan to the squad after they missed out on the midweek win.


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