NCEL League Cup- 12th February 2019
You may have read that on Tuesday 12th February (7.45 kick off) we will be welcoming Skegness Town to The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium. You will also have read that this is a third round League Cup tie, and that this will be the third time, thatwe have attempted to play the fixture.
Hopefully, the weather will be kind to us, and allow us to play the match at the FOURTH time of asking. You will recall that the first fixture was rearranged to accommodate FC Halifax Town in The West Riding Cup, a match that then was postponed in its own right. The rearranged Skegness Town fixture has since fallen foul of the weather on two previousoccasions.
Here’s to the match being completed on Tuesday, allowing one of the teams to travel to Eccleshill United on Wednesday 20 February 2019 for the fourth round.
We had similar problems completing our home fixture with Brigg Town last year. It seems that the very mention of a team from Lincolnshire, is enough to bring on torrential rain at The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium, so keep your fingers crossed.
Skegness Town are definitely the most previewed team of the season as far as The Robins are concerned. By all means refresh yourself as to the previous previews, but fortunately for the previewer (i.e.me), Skegness always have provided a talking point for before our matches.
Just after the preview was published for the last match, duetwo weeks ago, Skegness parted company with joint manager Martyn Bunce, and assistant manager, Terry Madigan. After making great strides as suggested in the last preview, Skegness saw the need to arrest a trend which gave them only the one win in the last five games.
This means that Nathan Collins is now manager in his own right. Saturday saw them host Parkgate, and they lost 1-2, sothere wasn’t an immediate “new manager bounce.”
Selby Town’s recent woes are a well-documented mystery to all their fans. Hopefully Saturday’s victory heralds a return to good old days, and the form of pre December last year. The League Cup is now the only competition that the club can win, so the faithful will be hoping for progress on Tuesday.
Make sure that you are there to cheer on the team. Your support is needed more than ever.
It is a cup tie, and so everyone must pay, but you know it is the best value around. There just isn’t anything better to do on a Tuesday night than to support The Robins.
As ever see you there.