FC Humber United will be itching to play this weekend, after the weather has halted their season for the past two weeks.
The Fairfax Plant Hire stadium has been battered all season by both Selby and Humber, week in and week out. This has seen the postponement of Humber’s match against Selby, earlier in the week due to weather.
In total Humber have had games against Parkgate, Rainworth and Selby all postponed and have therefore not played since 12th February.
You’d imagine what started as a healthy break is slowly descending into fears of rustiness.
David Haley sees it differently though stating, “we’re now unbeaten in four thanks to the weather. One win and three postponed. Hopefully our home game against Rossington Main will go head”.
Rossington are currently entangled in a battle for the remaining playoff spot with both Selby and Retford. Haley is well aware of this.
“Rossington are currently fifth in the league, level with Selby and battling them for a promotion playoff-spot”.
“In our last encounter they beat us 7-1 so the stats are all stacked against us. However our squad has changed since that result, we are defensively stronger and we have just started to score more goals again”.
There’s no doubt Humber are a more unknown quantity due to their major increase in performance, so any past bruisings will be a distant memory.
Good home form is an important staple of any relegation threatened team and Haley will be hoping Humber can stretch this unbeaten home run further on Saturday.
“Hopefully we can follow on from our fantastic performance against Shirebrook Town and make it back-to-back wins at our Homebase in Selby”, said Haley.
If you’d of even dreamt about saying Humber will win three home games in a row back in January, you’d be called crazy. But now that is the reality Humber face.
Humber should also be incentivised by Clipstone’s 7-0 defeat this midweek to Armthorpe Welfare. The defeat means Humber can draw level on points with Clipstone, if they won their two games in hand.
It will not be easy though. Rossington Main average more than 2.5 goals a game, which is the third best in the league.
This match will be the ultimate test of just how water-tight Humber’s defence really is.
Rossington Mains’ defence is equally as impressive only conceding 1.4 goals a game. An average which is the fourth best in the league.
The visitors have no stand out goal scorer, which means Humber will have to be aware of threats from all over the pitch.
Winless in their last two, Rossington Main will be gunning for Humber as they’ll see this as a great opportunity to get back to winning ways.
Come down and support the lads after a short break away and see them through to their third home win in a row.