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MATCH CENTRE | Stockton Town vs Pontefract Collieries

STOCKTON TOWN vs PONTEFRACT COLLIERIES

Competition: Northern Premier League East Division

Date: Saturday 26 March, 2022

Kick-Off: 3:00pm

Entry: £8 Adult, £6 Concession, £2 Under-16

Ground: The MAP Group UK Stadium, Bishopton Road West, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 0QD

Live Updates: @stockton_townfc

Stockton Town welcome Pontefract Collieries to the MAP Group UK Stadium for Non-League Day, an annual celebration of non-league football.

Non-League Day was founded by James Doe in 2010 and has become an annual feature in the football calendar, which promotes the importance of affordable football within the community, giving fans the opportunity to support their local non-league side.

The Anchors returned to winning ways in convincing fashion last Saturday with a 4-0 demolition of Ossett United, their third clean sheet in succession.

Mikey Roberts, Kev Hayes, Adam Nicholson and Shane Henry were all on target as Stockton moved up to fourth place, six points clear of sixth-placed Worksop Town.

With neither Middlesbrough or Hartlepool United involved in action for the international break, we hope to welcome in a bumper crowd for this important fixture.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The two sides met just six weeks ago at Beechnut Lane in Pontefract, with the Anchors losing out to the ten-man hosts for their first league defeat in thirteen matches.

12 Feb 2022: Pontefract Collieries 2-0 Stockton Town – Northern Premier League Division One East

FORM GUIDE

Stockton Town: W D D D L

Last Game: Stockton Town 4-0 Ossett United

Pontefract Collieries: D D L L W

Last Game: Lincoln United 0-0 Pontefract Collieries

THE OPPOSITION

Pontefract sit in 13th place in the table, with 34 points from 30 games as we head into the final six games of the season.

The Colls have lost just two of their last eight league matches and have conceded just three goals in the process.

Craig Rouse’s men look set for a safe mid-table finish, with the West Yorkshire outfit 10 points clear of the final automatic relegation spot.

Vaughan Redford is The Colls’ top goalscorer this season with seven strikes in total. Pontefract have recently announced a number of contract extensions within their squad, including boss Rouse.

Captain Jack Greenhough, who was sent off against the Anchors in February, has also penned an extension.

PRE-MATCH QUOTES

Following the Anchors 4-0 win over Ossett United, assistant manager JD Briggs previewed the upcoming game against Pontefract Collieries:

He said: “We’re on a journey at the moment where we are trying to put things right from the first game against this type of opposition.

“As we’ve said in weeks gone by, when the likes of Liversedge, Cleethorpes and Ossett beat us first time around. We’ve now won one and drawn two without conceding and now we face Pontefract.

“It wasn’t a great performance from us first time around and they played very well. Three points, we take it anyway we could to keep us in the play-off positions.”

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Elsewhere in the league, there are crucial matches both in the race for promotion and battle to avoid the drop.

  • Dunston vs Cleethorpes Town
  • Frickley Athletic vs Sheffield
  • Hebburn Town vs Tadcaster Albion
  • Lincoln United vs Stocksbridge Park Steels
  • Liversedge vs Bridlington Town
  • Ossett United vs Shildon
  • Pickering Town vs Marske United
  • Yorkshire Amateur vs Brighouse Town

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CONTACT & ADDRESS

Stockton Town Football Club
Bishopton Road West,
Stockton-on-Tees
TS19 0QD
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