Davantry Town v Stocksbridge Park Steels Preview


Stocksbridge Park Steels go to troubled Daventry Town. The hosts were unable to fulfil there game at Rugby Town on Easter Monday on top of which they have been hit by the resignation of manager Darren Foster.

The Northamptonshire side have since subsequently resigned from the Evo-Stik league requesting to be placed at Step 6 of the National League system, by the football Association for season 2016/17.

Daventry have lost the last 14 matches since a 2-1 victory at Tividale in mid-December which had seen them plummet to 19th in the table, just to points above the bottom two.

Steels boss Chris Hilton said: “Davantry appear to be in a little bit of turmoil at the moment so hopefully we can go there and take advantage of that.

“We’ll be going there with our strongest side. Ideally if we get an early goal and have the game won by half-time or early in the second half. Then that would allow us to give a some of our senior players a rest ahead of the derby at Sheffield next Tuesday.”

Hilton has not ruled out sneaking into a play off place but knows its a big ask to finish in the top five. “Mathematically its not impossible but realistically it looks very difficult. We’ve got seven games left, we’ll be trying to win as many of those as we can so we’ll see where it takes us you never know.”

Steels beat Daventry 3-2 at Bracken Moor in January after having Adam Hinchcliffe harshly sent-off early in the game.


Eco-Power Environmental Stadium, 

Bracken Moor Lane, 

Stocksbridge, 

Sheffield, S36 2AN.                                                   

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