Humber will play their second of five consecutive away matches this Wednesday, when they travel away to Parkgate FC.

Rarely in any level of football would you see five away matches played back to back but this is the bizarre reality Humber face in this packed month of March.

After having a number of away fixtures called off, Humber are set to play four away matches in 12 days. Two top half teams and two bottom half teams.

Coming into the match Humber have reason for optimism, after sides around them dropped points on Saturday. 18th placed Swallownest lost out 2-0 to Rainworth Miners Welfare in a relegation six-pointer and Clipstone carried on their abysmal run of from, losing 2-0 away to Glasshoughton Welfare.

These results mean safety is in Humber’s hands for the first real time this season, with two and three games in hand on both sides above them in the table respectively.

Like has been reiterated multiple times recently though, it will not be easy.

Parkgate are on the longest unbeaten run in the league currently, stretching to nine games. The South Yorkshire side have won their last three games, which is the joint second best in the league.

The Steelmen are 8th in the league and eight points outside of the playoffs, but with the run of form they are in, they will still feel like they have an outside chance of making the playoffs.

During their impressive run, 12 different players have scored. However, Parkgate have been susceptible to conceding goals, letting in 15 during their unbeaten run.

Parkgate have been hovering around upper mid table ever since they were relegated from the ninth tier three years ago. Humber will have to be on their metal if they are to get anything out of this game.

Humber’s form is not bad either, accumulating 9 points out of fifteen in their last five games. Previous to that they hadn’t managed a single point in ten games.

Late drama has ensued in Humber’s last two outings. The Selby based side lost against Rossington in the 89th minute and then beat Brigg Town in the 89th minute, last Wednesday.

Like many opponents this campaign, Humber lost the match against Parkgate earlier on in the season 4-1in the cup. However the two sides haven’t met in the league this season yet.

Humber will need all the travelling support they can muster, so come down and support the boys this Wednesday in South Yorkshire.

March 7, 2022