FC Humber United will look to back up their midweek heroics against Brigg Town, with a win against fellow Hull based side Hall Road Rangers.

Humber’s win on Wednesday was arguably one of the shocks of the season, however this weekend they host the other side that has beaten Brigg recently.

Both Humber and Hall Road have beaten Brigg Town 3-2 in the last couple of games, proving any game in this league is difficult. Regardless of how the teams matchup on paper, you have always got to be mentally prepared for a new challenge each week.

Following his teams impressive midweek feat, David Haley is calling for a level headed approach to this weekends match.

“After our amazing victory in midweek we now have to come back down to earth for the next home fixture, against a team which lies 11th in the league and against a team, that like ourselves, that have just beaten Brigg Town 3-2”.

“Hall Road Rangers will be another very tough fixture but if the lads show the same desire, determination and commitment as they have done for the last few games then we should get another positive result”.

Haley has consistently praised the defensive efforts of the team, for the upturn in form. In addition to this, the Humber manager wanted to praise the players who have stuck with Humber through thick and thin this season.

“The way we have defended has been fantastic and at the heart of that, Craig Allen, has put in two magnificent performances. Craig Allen is one of a number of players, along with Brandon Burke, Szymon Czubik, Ewan Hallows and Eddie Wileman that deserve a special mention as they have stuck together at the club despite being near the foot of the table for most of the season”.

“We will need to show togetherness on Saturday along with the fighting spirit and character shown on Wednesday eve to keep us moving in the right direction”.

This weekends opponents Hall Road Rangers are a mixed bag.

They have scored and conceded exactly the same amount this season and have won and lost the same amount of home and away games this campaign (7).

That being said there are no clear strengths or weaknesses for Humber to exploit.

One record Hall Road share, is the biggest away win of the season. A 7-0 thumping against lowly Teversal not so long ago.

Hall road have conceded six more than they’ve scored away from home this season. The Hull based side are also not great at coming from behind after conceding the first goal. The last time they did so was November 2021.

It does give the impression that the first goal could be crucial for Humber this Saturday, particularly with their new found confidence in defence.

Two goal threats Humber will need to be watchful of are Reece Moody and Sam Robinson. The pair have scored 24 out of 54 of Hall Roads league goals this season.

There will be a pitch inspection at 9am on Saturday, to judge whether this fixture should go ahead.

All supporters will be informed if there are any changes. Assuming the fixture plays out, all support is greatly appreciated. Come down and see if we can close the gap at the bottom to just one point.

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March 4, 2022