MATCH PREVIEW: Info Ahead Of Saturday’s Away Match Vs Banbury United

Ahead of our away league match versus Banbury United on Saturday (3:00 KO), here are some important bits of information you may want to know…

ADMISSION

Tickets can be purchased via clicking here.

ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS

Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium

Sat Nav postcode: OX16 5AB

Leave the M40 at junction 11 (eleven), and head towards Banbury. At roundabout, take second exit. At next roundabout, take first exit into Concord Avenue.

At next roundabout, take first exit, and into left-hand lane. At traffic lights, turn left into Bridge Street, and then first right into Station Approach.

At station forecourt and car park, take narrow single track lane on extreme right of forecourt, and follow road to stadium, entering tarmac covered car park through entrance gates, in metal railed fencing.

KIT FOR THIS MATCH

We will be wearing this season’s green away kit for this match.

LIVE UPDATES

Via our Twitter (@SportingFC), Facebook (Bromsgrove Sporting FC) and Instagram (rouslersofficial).

Twitter will be more in-depth than Facebook and Instagram.

LAST TIMES WE MET

To take a look at the report from the last time we met, that being the reverse fixture at the Victoria Ground in October, click here.

To take a look at all other previous encounters versus Banbury United, click here.

MANAGEMENT PREVIEW

Manager Gavin Hurren’s preview of the game can be read here.

OPPOSITION

  • Banbury United are currently 1st in the league, with 73 points from their 29 games (W23 D4 L2).
  • They have played 15 home league games, winning twelve, drawing two and losing one.
  • In these 15 games, they have scored 36 and conceded 13.
  • The three home matches in which they dropped points were against Stourbridge (1-1, 14th August), Needham Market (3-3, 11th September) and, most recently, Redditch United (1-2, 22nd January).
  • The Redditch defeat ended a 13 match unbeaten streak in home league matches, a nine match winning streak in all league matches and a five match league run without conceding a goal.
  • Their only other league defeat was a 2-1 loss at St Ives Town on 4th December.
  • Following the Redditch defeat, they drew 0-0 at Nuneaton Borough. This was the first time Banbury had gone two consecutive league matches without a win this season.
  • They followed up the Nuneaton draw with a 4-0 win at home to Biggleswade Town on Tuesday evening. This made it seven clean sheets in their last eight league matches.
  • The Nuneaton game was the first time they had not scored in the league all season. They had played 27 league games prior to that.
  • Banbury are 16 points clear of second placed Coalville, but have played two more matches.
  • Their defence is particularly strong. With only 22 goals conceded in 29 games, they have by far and away the league’s best defence (next best being Coalville Town and Rushall Olympic, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the league, who have both conceded 28 in 27 matches).
  • They also have the best defence across every team’s most recent five league matches (two conceded), ten league matches (four conceded), and ten league matches at home (five conceded).
  • Striker Chris Wreh, who scored against Sporting in the reverse fixture in October, is Banbury’s top league scorer this season. He has 14 goals, putting him fourth in the league’s top goalscorers chart.

If you are travelling to support us, we thank you so much! You are always brilliant on the road and we look forward to seeing you there, as we seek to build on last weekend’s win!

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