The Sils are back in action at the Cobbydale Construction Stadium today, with Goole AFC making the trip from the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Danny Forrest’s men come into this Saturday’s game on the run of five matches unbeaten, last Saturday’s 2-2 draw away to Bridlington Town could have been a different score line, if Laurence Sorhaindo’s chip didn’t come back off of the crossbar, and this encounter at home against Goole AFC will certainly be a tough test, but one where both teams will fancy their chances of picking up a result.
LEAGUE POSITION AND FORM
The Sils currently sit 10th in the league on 33 points (W9 D6 L11) from their 26 games played. Goole currently sit 17th in the league on 24 points (W7 D3 L17) from their 27 games played.
The Cobbydalers come into this Saturday’s game on the back of a 2-2 draw away to play off hopefuls Bridlington Town. The end result certainly divided a matter of opinion but in all fairness the point was well deserved by Danny Forrest’s men. The Sils took the lead in the 34th minute, after they were given a very dubious penalty which Jake Taylor dispatched into the top left corner, the hosts then had their own dubious penalty which was slotted home by Joe McFayden in the 65th minute. Danny Forrest’s men then re-gained the lead through Laurence Sorhaindo 10 minutes from time, but the Sils were unable to keep hold of the lead when four minutes from time Thomas Waudby curled a free kick into the top right hand corner from 25 yards out.
The visitors were beaten 6-2 at home against Liversedge, Adam Fowler scored both goals for Goole.
The Cobbydalers are currently on an unbeaten run which stretches back to five games and are currently one of the teams to beat,they will be hoping to carry this run on to try and finish as high up in the league as they can.
THE MANAGERS THOUGHTS
Ahead of the fixture here is what manager Danny Forrest had to say:
“It’ll be nice to be back at home after over a month of away games and postponements. As I said last week we just want to keep things going and keep up our recent form.”
“It’s going to be far from easy against a Goole side who beat us earlier in the season and have just appointed a new management team. I imagine they’ll see it as a game that could kick start their season, so well need a strong performance to guard that.”
“The game is a ‘Pay What You Like’ event to support Joe Gaughan’s fundraising efforts for former player Tom Marshall’s son Bowie. Tom tragically lost his life late last year so we hope it’s a strong turnout and the team can put a worthy performance on.”
As far as team news is concerned, Josh Brown is still out and continuing his rehab for his knee injury that he sustained earlier in the season. Alfie Darke is back in contention after being given the all clear from the medical team, the returning Kyle Hancock is also in contention for a place in the squad after re-signing during the week. Luke Hudson misses out with a hip flexor strain, as does Danny Riley who is still struggling with a shoulder injury.