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PREVIEW | Marske United (H)

Updated: Dec 24, 2018

The Bulls remain at home on Saturday afternoon as they host Marske United in their crucial next Evo-Stik NPL East Division fixture.

AFC will be looking for their first league win since 11 September after being narrowly edged out by Spalding United in a 2-1 defeat last weekend.

A win could lift the Bulls off the bottom of the East Division table and out of the relegation zone but no higher than 18th, whilst defeat could see AFC drift as many as six points adrift of safety.



Opponents Marske United have enjoyed plenty of success so far this season, with the Seasiders currently occupying 7th position in the East Division table despite only being promoted last season.

United appear to be carrying momentum after winning the Northern League Division One title last season, and have adapted well to Northern Premier League football.

The Seasiders have also enjoyed a cup run to compliment their league success, as they await an Integro League Cup quarter-final with Premier Division side Buxton after beating Morpeth Town on penalties in the third round.

With just 20 league goals conceded this season, Marske have one of the East Division's meanest defences, and AFC will need to be at their best to claim a vital three points.



Rudy Funk welcomes back striker Oliver Fearon, who signed for the Bulls from Handsworth Parramore on Tuesday night after leaving the Forest Town Arena in the summer.

Fearon scored 50 goals for the Bulls last season during the promotion campaign in the NCEL Premier Division, and AFC will be hoping that Fearon will have a positive impact on the team's goalscoring ability.

Pat Lindley is Rudy Funk's only concern as the midfielder remains out of the match day squad due to injury.



Adults: £7.

Concessions: £5.

Kids: £2, or free with a paying adult.


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