Humber are set to play their re-arranged fixture with relegation rivals Rainworth this Tuesday, after the last match was postponed due to weather conditions.

This will be Humber’s fifth consecutive away trip and David Haley is determined to convert these away draws into wins.

Ahead of the match Haley said, “Another away game, another tough game and another massive game vs Rainworth FC. This is our fifth away game on the bounce and so far we have picked up five points from our travels, one win, one loss and two draws”.

“In our last two fixtures we have found ourselves 2-0 down, so it would be nice to open the scoring for a change and start the game well”.

In Humber’s last two outings they conceded early in each of the four halves and Haley is keen to see tactical discipline over the full 90 minutes.

“We must adapt our game to the playing surface from the off and move the ball quicker into areas of the field that will cause our opponents problems”.

He continued, “we will also need the hard work, commitment, desire and determination that we have shown to get back into games, against Rainworth”.

Their opponents Rainworth, are the lowest ranked side Humber have faced in this March cluster of games. However, a win you feel may prove to be crucial in this scenario which provides added pressure.

Pressure is something Rainworth, Swallownest and Clipstone are not applying to Humber in this moment in time. In recent weeks the Selby based side have been chipping away at their rivals points totals, with games in hand.

Rainworth are currently 17th and eight points clear of relegation and nine points clear of Humber. Humber do have the two games in hand on them.

The home side are not particularly great at their stomping ground, recording the same amount of wins Humber have achieved at Selby (4).

Rainworth’s other statistics are not any better.

Currently they are on the second longest losing run in the league (4), and have the third lowest scoring record in the league (43). 21 goals behind Humber.

This includes failing to score in 11 separate matches this season, where only Teversal and Clipstone have managed more.

Despite both sides having average and below average scoring records, you’d imagine this one will have a few goals, due to Humber’s recent results.

Humber have been involved in 23 goals this month alone, whereby both sides have scored in each fixture.

Last time the two sides met was in a 3-3 draw at the FPH stadium, Humber blew a 2-0 lead before rescuing a point in the 90th minute.

The same again simply wouldn’t suffice.

Manager David Haley thanks everyone for their continued support and hopes to see you all down at Rainworth on Tuesday night.

March 21, 2022