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MATCH PREVIEW | Stockton Town v Long Eaton United

STOCKTON TOWN v LONG EATON UNITED

COMPETITION: Northern Premier League East

DATE: Saturday 3rd December

KICK-OFF: 3:00PM 

ENTRY: £9 Adult, £7 Concession, £3 Children 

GROUND: MAP Group UK Stadium, Bishopton Road West, Stockton-On-Tees, TS19 0QD

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TICKETS: Match tickets are available to be purchased ahead of the game, as well as on the door, via this link https://stocktontownfc.ktckts.com/brand/match-tickets

Stockton Town begin the final month of 2022 against unfamiliar opponents in Long Eaton United. 

The Anchors come into this game unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions. Although last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Grimsby Borough halted their six-game winning streak.

Grimsby took the lead through a stunner from Adam Drury before Mikey Roberts levelled the game from the penalty spot.

Should defender Tom Coulthard start the game, he will make his 400th appearance for the club. He was missing last week due to suspension.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

This is the first meeting between the two clubs.

FORM GUIDE

Stockton Town: D W W W W

Last Game: Grimsby Borough 1-1 Stockton Town

Long Eaton United: W W D L W

Last Game: Long Eaton United 2-1 Pontefract Collieries

THE OPPOSITION

Long Eaton United are newcomers to the Northern Premier League East Division and Step Four overall after gaining promotion from the United Counties League last season.

The Derbyshire-based outfit after 13th after 17 games played and have won three out of their last five games. The only blot on their recent copybook was a 4-1 home defeat to Grimsby Borough.

In contrast to that they earned a notable 4-1 win Hebburn Town a few weeks earlier.

Rod Orlando-Young is currently Long Eaton’s top scorer with seven goals. Closely followed by Jack Rogers and Jamie Walker who both have six for the season.

Middlesbrough fans may recognise striker Ben Hutchinson who made some brief appearances for the Teessiders in his early career in which he netted in a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City back in 2007.

WHAT THE OPPOSITION ARE SAYING 

Following their 2-1 win over Pontefract Colleries, Manager Ian Deakin gave his thoughts on Stockton:

“The team is looking good and the confidence in the dressing room is good now and I think can we back it up with a performance next week?

“I know it’s a tough one but that’s what you have to do.”

PRE-MATCH QUOTES 

Speaking after the 1-1 draw at Grimsby Borough, Manager Michael Dunwell said:

“We’ll have Tom (Coulthard) back, we’ll have Kev (Hayes) back. We will have a full squad.

“We are good at home and we know we are and we have been good at home recently. We will look to get three points and back on track.”

 

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