Alnwick look to bounce back at St. James’
After a poor 5-0 defeat at the hands of Billingham Town last weekend, Alnwick will want to bounce back as they face Easington Colliery in the second home game in a row - By Mark Craggs.
It could be a tough task however, as Easington currently sit in 8th place in the Northern League 2 with 18 points more than ourselves with one less game played. With only one point to their name in the last 10 games (lost 9, drawn 1) Alnwick will want to avoid a 9th straight defeat.
As mentioned earlier, saturday’s opponents are sitting in 8th in the league and will be filled with confidence after hammering Evo-Stik Division 1 side Spennymoor 5-0 at Brewery Field in the Durham County Cup. However they could be struggling for fitness after Thursday’s clash against the youthful Spennymoor side. Easington are also on a seven game unbeaten spell in the league, a run which stretches back to 17th October 2015 when they pick up a 7-1 win at Ryton and Crawcrook. Collieries top scorer David Paul will likely be the man to watch as he has netted 9 goals in league play this term.
Manager Adam Laidlaw will be likely to make changes after last week's display as he is still searching for his first point since taking over in November 2015 (which is only 5 games ago however). There were no injuries to report from the last outing so there should be a full squad to select from.
Come along and get behind the lads tomorrow. The game is a 3pm kick-off at St. James’ Park.