On Saturday we travel a little bit further than usual for an away preseason fixture, as Jamie Fullarton’s lads take to the M1 southbound to Leicestershire to face Scott McManus’ new side Coalville Town FC of the Evo-Stik League South, the first ever meeting between the two sides.
Fullarton looks to build on Tuesday nights performance against League Two side Port Vale. The side lost 3-2 to the Football League outfit but boss Jamie Fullarton explains ” I thought we shown signs of better understanding, creating more opportunity against a team that it’s a league above us and from that point of view it was a pleasing aspect to obviously”.
Coalville Town hope to improve on last season’s final league position of 20th and with a new manager and new players the Ravens look to be on the right track to securing a higher league finish this time round.
Six new signings arriving at the Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium including former FC Halifax Town club legend Scott McManus who spent eight years at the Shaymen, making 269 appearances under five permanent managers and two caretaker bosses, having the glory of winning two promotions, and a being a FA Trophy winner, Scott McManus really was a Shayman.
Adam Stevens side will be playing their fourth preseason fixture against Town, so let’s see how their summers played out so far. First game was away against Warwickshire side Coleshill Town which ended in a 1-1 draw before 4 days later the squad faced a tougher opposition in a Notts County XI team, to which they shocked everyone when comfortably coming out on top with a 4-1 victory. Coalville’s latest result came on Tuesday night at home too National League North side Brackley Town where the Ravens battled out to a 2-1 defeat, so it does not look to be an easy game for the Shaymen.
Going the game, check out our Away Guide here.
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