FC Humber United travel to Parkgate this Wednesday evening with renewed vigour, buoyed by last weeks thumping victory against Shirebrook Town.

Last weeks win was Humber’s biggest of the season, which for the most part has been largely forgettable.
For all Humber’s improvements in recent weeks, results, luck and unfavourable refereeing decisions, had meant the Selby based sides improvements had gone under the radar.

However, despite Parkgate’s league position and home advantage, you’d imagine they will in no way underestimate a massively improved Humber side.

If there is a lesson to be learnt from last weeks match, it doesn’t matter what your form is, league position, or how early you score in a match. Football has a way of humbling people and Parkgate will be well aware of this potential banana skin.

No match is a done deal in this league, unless you’re playing Teversal and both teams will be fighting hard for the victory.

On the tricky away tie Haley said, “After a couple of good results in our last three games things are starting to look better for the club, but we can’t get carried away, there is a long way to go and a lot of hard work to put in”.

You wouldn’t argue against the mental approach from Haley. It is easy to get carried away by a 5-1 win, however there are still six points to overturn, with many difficult fixtures to come.

Haley expanded saying, “we now have an extremely difficult away fixture against a team that are 8th in the league and a team that have recently beaten top of the league Hallam by 5 goals to 4”.

Wary of the task at hand, Haley emphasised the need for the same defensive stability and clinical finishing shown in their recent match against Shirebrook.

“If we show the same desire, determination and once again stick to our game plan we hopefully might manage to get something out of this very tough away fixture”, concluded Haley.

The stats show that Parkgate can be got at defensively, conceding 18 this year. That’s double the amount Humber have conceded.

The other side of the coin is that Parkgate have scored more than double the amount of goals Humber have this year. Even with the 5-1 win.

It makes for an interesting attack vs defence match up. Which will cave first? Parkgate’s attack or Humber’s defence?

Worth noting for Parkgate, is that they are on a six game unbeaten run. Currently the longest unbeaten run in the league, after Humber ended Shirebrook Town’s streak of seven games last week.

Despite Humber’s improvements recently, their form against top half teams is very poor, only recording one single win all season against Brigg Town. 

The last meeting unsurprisingly went the way of Parkgate, in a 4-1 drubbing earlier on in the season.

Come down and support the lads this Wednesday under the lights, as we go in search of our third win in four games.

February 15, 2022