PREVIEW | MICKLEOVER RBL VS LINBY COLLIERY WELFARE
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TOMORROW'S MATCH
This weekend, RBL will welcome fourth placed Linby Colliery Welfare to the Legion in the hope of getting back to winning ways after last weekend’s surprise defeat to Holbrook St Michaels.
Jordan Lee continued his goal scoring run, making it six goals in four matches for the season so far, with Liam Oliver netting the other two, including one from the penalty spot as the Lions went down 4-3 to Holbrook St Michaels. Losing goalkeeper Scott Whittingham early in the game proved to have a huge impact on the outcome of the game. Having gone two matches without a win, RBL will have a tough test against unbeaten Linby, who have won two and drawn two so far in the league this season. After losing ground on the top two, a win on Saturday is a must if RBL wish to stay in the mix for top places.
With Adam Attwater, Jack Gaucher and Alfie Holland unavailable, and injuries to Adam Robley and Scott Whittingham, the management team have a selection headache. Sam Beardsley comes into the squad to potentially make his debut, if selected.
Linby Colliery Welfare come to the Legion on the back of a 1-1 home draw against Pinxton, who sit in eighth spot and before that, an away 4-2 win against Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Having only played nine league matches last season before Covid took its toll, Linby can make it five unbeaten if they avoid defeat this weekend. They face two out of the bottom three in their next matches, so will be keen to see this as an opportunity to stretch their run further.
OUR PREVIOUS FIVE MEETINGS
25/04/20: RBL C-C LCW (Covid)
01/02/20: LCW 0-0 RBL
29/12/18: LCW 2-3 RBL
08/09/18: RBL 3-0 LCW
31/03/18: LCW 1-3 RBL
A great match is promised as both teams need the points to put pressure on the top teams, while also avoiding slipping to mid table obscurity.
We look forward to welcoming the supporters from both teams at the Legion. The bar will be open and there will be someone keeping an eye out in case another referee decides to kick off at 2:55. The goals will also undergo a detailed inspection following Liam Olivers penalty clearly ripping through the net last weekend.