Bridlington Town AFC vs Athersley Recreational FC

Match Preview

After Tuesday’s match against Worksop was called off due to a frozen pitch, Bridlington Town return to host Athersley Recreation FC.

Athersley are a team that find themselves in high-scoring games. Nine games have resulted in either team scoring four or more goals, and only five games this season have had less than three goals in total. What does this mean? If you’re coming to the match tomorrow you’re sure to see at least a few goals!

The Visitors

Athersley Recreation FC
Athersley Recreation FC

Athersley Recreation FC are a team based in Athersley, on the outskirts of Barnsley. They find themselves at 17th in the league after a couple of weeks of bad results; the last three games produced 5-1 scorelines, only one in favour of Athersley. Their last victory was a 5-1 thrashing of local team Hall Road Rangers.

On Saturday they will be making an almost 4 hour round trip. Hopefully the weather can hold out through the weekend and prevent another match being called off.

Athersley have been in the NCEL Premier Division since 2013 and have achieved mid-table finishes in each of the four seasons.

Match Prediction

We’re expecting an exciting high-paced game between two NCEL Premier Division stalwarts. Last week’s defeat for the Seasiders against Hemsworth brought out an excellent performance, despite the result.

We’re predicting Bridlington will win this 3-1. The scoreline reflects recent performances by both teams. The away goal particularly being from the visitors’ clear ability to score, and Bridlington’s allergy to clean sheets.

Other Fixtures

The other fixtures in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division are:

AFC Mansfield v Hall Road Rangers
Barton Town v Parkgate
Bottesford Town v Thackley
Bridlington Town v Athersley Recreation
Handsworth Parramore v Rainworth Miners Welfare
Harrogate Railway Athletic v Worksop Town
Hemsworth Miners Welfare v Albion Sports
Liversedge v Staveley Miners Welfare
Maltby Main v Garforth Town
Penistone Church v Pickering Town
Pontefract Collieries v Clipstone
(All 3pm kick-offs)