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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 3 Jan 2014
Posted in First Team

As Neil Aspin’s side negotiate an away tie against Tamworth on Saturday, there will be eight other games taking place in the Skrill Premier.

Table toppers Luton Town can take advantage of Cambridge United not being in action, with victory in the early kick-off against Lincoln City. They travel to Sincil Bank knowing that an 8th straight victory will put them seven points clear at the summit. Lincoln, who haven’t won in the league since November 12th, will be hoping to make home advantage count and stop a run of results that has seen them drop precariously close to a relegation battle.

Another team without a win since November is Southport. They’re on a poor run that has seen them lose five of the last seven, something which has seen them drop to just one place above the relegation zone. They entertain Nuneaton at The Merseyrail Community Stadium, a side who havent’ won in three themselves, as they look for an upturn in their fortunes.

Elsewhere, Third placed Alfreton can also put some daylight between the team below them by winning away at Barnet. Alfreton have won five on the bounce and find themselves in 3rd position, despite only having a goal difference of plus two. As for Barnet, they will be looking to get back on track after losing the last three, all by a 2-1 scoreline.

Hyde’s latest search for their first victory takes them to the Gateshead International Stadium to take on a Gateshead side that are without a win in four themselves. Nevertheless, Gateshead will see this as a chance to get their play-off push back on track with three points against a side that last picked up a point on the road back in August when they drew with Wrexham.

There is a mid-table clash at Park View Road as 10th placed Braintree travel to 13th placed Welling. Both of these sides’ form has been indifferent of late, with four points separating the two.

The other games on Saturday see Forest Green host Salisbury, Woking entertain Hereford and Aldershot travel to Wrexham.

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