FC Humber United have the opportunity to win back to back games for the first time this season, as they travel to mid table Nostell Miners Welfare this weekend.

The difficulty of the challenge that awaits Humber is very much up in the air, due to just how inconsistent Nostell are.

The West Yorkshire outfit have won 14 out of a possible 27 games and currently sit 11th in the league table. They’ve only scored one less than they’ve conceded this season and have won two and lost two in January this year. The scoreline this weekend is anyone’s guess.

Despite Nostell’s inconsistent performances on the pitch this season, the club have improved their league position year on year in recent times. In 2016-17 they finished 22nd, then 17th the year after. In 2018-19 they improved once more and finished 5th. In the 2020-21 season they were unable to improve on this, due to the season being curtailed.

Nostell have a rich history, being in existence for over 90 years now. It’s been five years since Nostell competed in the ninth tier of English football, which they played in for eight consecutive seasons.

The home side this Saturday hold two major honours, both won in the first decade of the 21st century. Those include the West Yorkshire Premier division title in the 2004-05 season and the NCEL Presidents Cup in the 2008-09  campaign.

Going into the match Haley is keen to build on last weeks victory. “We need to build on last weeks win and continue developing as a team. This means putting together a run of good results”.

Like Nostell, Humber have found it difficult to win on a consistent basis. Last weeks home triumph was their first win since October of last year.

Humber now need to get past another mental block of failing to win an away match all season. This Saturday provides another chance to rectify this statistic.

Nostell have the upper hand on Humber when it comes to recent form, defeating them 5-1 back in September. However Humber showed last week that they can turn the tables on an earlier performance in the season and they will be hoping to do the same this Saturday.

Humber will monitor striker Louis Blackwell who had to come off at half time last week, after a reoccurring calf injury. New loan signing Tom Alngohuro will look to build on last weeks promising debut performance and Szymon Czubik will no doubt look to get on the scoresheet again.

This weeks match has all the hallmarks of an unpredictable affair and promises to be an exciting encounter, with Humber only two points behind their nearest rivals in the table.

February 4, 2022