Third bottom FC Humber will be playing for pride this weekend, when they face another South Yorkshire outfit in Parkgate.
Tuesday’s defeat against landlord’s Selby Town, has meant it’s now impossible for Humber to climb out of the bottom three.
Humber face an anxious wait from the FA, confirming whether or not two or three teams have the capacity to be promoted into Semi-professional football.
This could prove to be Humber’s get out of jail free card if they can cement third bottom, but currently the assumption is that the Selby based side are down.
Humber’s upcoming opponents Parkgate, are one of the best sides in the league on their day. But ultimately inconsistency has been the determining factor, in them missing out on a playoff position.
This game was originally postponed due to poor weather and has now come at a time, where both teams have nothing to play for.
The Steelmen will be disappointed that they’re 12 points adrift of Rossington in fifth, showing them that there is much room for improvement, if they’re going to make the jump up.
Since Parkgate last played Humber they have won three and lost three, highlighting their inconsistency. Two of these defeats more worryingly for them, were by a three goal margin.
The star man for Parkgate is Brandon Bagley who has netted nine in his last eight games. Two of these came against Humber in a 6-2 victory last month.
Parkgate are one of the last sides Humber will want to be facing at the minute, as they are currently averaging more than two goals per game. (7th best in the league).
Additionally, the Steelmen hold the record for the biggest away victory all season, thumping Clipstone 8-1.
Humber are currently on a two game mini winless streak and will want to secure third bottom to regain some pride back, after a disappointing season.
After a period where the defence briefly improved, they’ve fallen back to their old defensive habits, conceding on average more than 3.5 goals per game. Only Teversal have a worst record than this.
With the pressure now off, the team can now be experimented with, to find the winning formula. If off the field matters change regarding whether two or three teams get relegated, supporters will be updated on it.
We hope as many people come down to the match as possible and would like to thank all supporters for their unwavering support, in what has been a disappointing season.