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PREVIEW: Highgate United vs Gresley FC

Updated: Feb 22, 2020

Gresley will travel to Highgate United this Saturday with the aim of climbing further away from bottom club, Selston.

With postponements extremely frequent this month, the Moatman are hoping to return to league action for the first time since 1st February.

Gresley’s opponents are Highgate United, a side that currently find themselves 12th in the Midland Premier League with 32 points from 27 games. A victory for the Gate would put them firmly in mid-table in tenth place.

Gresley, meanwhile, are looking to bounce back from a very disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Haughmond, and a win at Highgate would put seven points between themselves and basement side Selston.

United come into the weekend in the wake of four straight defeats. Conceding three goals in each fixture. The Gate have suffered with a run of four straight away games, but will return to home comforts against Gresley.

Their last game, a 3-0 defeat at Coventry United, saw them concede three times in the opening 11 minutes. Defeat at Selston summarised Highgate’s away results this term, with just three wins on the road.

One of these wins, however, did come at the Moat Ground when they beat Gresley 3-1 in early October – at that time their first away win of the season.

It has been at home that Gate have really shone. With just one defeat since late August at the Coppice, United are a much trickier proposition on their own patch.

Dave McDermott’s side will, however, see the match as a big opportunity to get a result. With their last away game resulting in a 1-0 triumph at fellow strugglers, Lye Town, they will be confident of their ability to perform on the road.

If they are to claim victory, however, Gresley will have to keep an eye on top scorer, Stuart Hendrie. Hendrie has netted ten goals in the league this season, and 14 in all competitions, and is definitely someone the Moatmen will be wary of going into the game.

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