FC Humber United are set to face their third relegation rival this year, as they travel to Nottingham to face Rainworth.

Humber are fresh coming into the match after having a weeks rest. Their Wednesday night fixture against Parkgate was postponed, due to deteriorating weather conditions.

It’s still up in the air as to whether tomorrow’s fixture will go ahead, due to amber warnings on Friday, in the midlands region.

Wednesday’s postponement however, may have come at a good time for Humber, being gifted extra preparation for Saturday’s crucial match.

Their opponents Rainworth are in dismal form recently, losing their last four matches in a row.

In fact their only win this year was against Teversal on the 4th January.

The Wrens yearly statistics makes for even more grim reading. Their average goals per game record is 1.25 this season, which is the third lowest in the league.

They’ve also failed to score in nearly a third of their matches this season, which is the third worst record in the league.

On top of this Rainworth are not a particularly well supported club. Averaging an attendance of 79 this season, currently standing as the second lowest in the whole division.

Coming into the match Rainworth sit seven points above Humber in the table. This gap could be cut to just four or extended to ten on Saturday at 5pm.

Manager Dave Haley comments “After some good recent form, I was gutted that our mid-week game was off against Parkgate but the games are coming thick and fast as we go again tomorrow, weather permitting, against Rainworth MW. 

It will be another tough fixture against a team who were narrowly beaten by Brigg Town 1-0 last week.  Rainworth apparently, remained defensively solid and compact throughout the game so we will have to work hard to break them down. In our last 4 games we have won two, kept one clean sheet, conceded only 0.75 goals per game and scored 1.75 goals and as a result we have gained 6 points. We now need to keep this good run going until the end of the season.”

To say this match is a six pointer, at this stage of the season is an understatement.

Last time the two sides met was back in October in a 3-3 draw, however Humber will be hoping to make it three wins in four, to suck Rainworth into more trouble at the bottom of the table.

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February 18, 2022