Frickley in revenge mission

Frickley Athletic manager Karl Rose.
Frickley Athletic manager Karl Rose.

After ending a run of five successive losses away from home in the Evo-Stik Premier League with their battling draw at Grantham Town, Frickley Athletic will now be looking to go one better with victory at Stamford this Saturday.

The Blues travel in search of only their second away win in the league this season in a six-pointer against a team in and around them in the division.

They are also bidding for revenge after suffering a 2-0 defeat at home to Stamford back in October when second half goals from Jordan Smith and Shawn Richards saw the visitors to Westfield Lane celebrating on that occasion.

Since then Stamford have stumbled somewhat and go into the game just one point ahead of Frickley in the table with their home form letting them down – just three wins and three draws in 12 matches.

They did end a run of five matches without a win, however, when coming back from Buxton with a 2-1 victory last Saturday.

Frickley manager Karl Rose will hope to have goalkeeper Ben Simpson available after missing the first two games of 2015, although Sam Leigh has deputised well, while Macauley Parkinson is fit again and competing for a starting place.

Several Blues fixtures have been changed with the home game against Nantwich Town now on Saturday, March 7, the away game against Marine being brought forward a week to Saturday, March 21 and Frickley travelling to Rushall Olympic on March 28.

The Blues will host King’s Lynn at Westfield Lane on Tuesday, March 24.