After an impressive 2-1 home win over second in the table New Mills on Monday, Chris Bass’ men are back in action this Saturday as Wythenshawe Amateurs come to town.
The game kicks off at the usual time of 6.30pm on Saturday night, gates open 5.30pm.
With this weekend’s opponents point and one place above the Ravens, victory would help FC Isle of Man in their bid to secure a play-off spot.
When the teams met waaaaay back in August, it ended in a 2-2 draw with Luke Murray and
As ever we begin by looking at the opponents. Wythenshawe Amateurs have been a mixed bag recently, wining three and drawing three of their last six. They haven’t yet played in 2022, but their final two games of 2021 saw two 1-1 draws against third placed Abbey Hey and 15th placed Brocton.
With our mole still not having emerged from his larder, all we can say is we’re not expecting any major shocks to the Ravens squad for this weekend. Having reverted to a more convention back four on Monday, Chris Bass’ side looked far more balanced and controlled than they had in their previous couple of outings with the welcome return of Sam Caine also bringing a renewed confidence at the back. That shift also saw match winner Lee Gale and Charlie Higgins, who put in a decent performance himself, running the wings and goalscorer Ste Whitley finding himself with more of the ball operating in the gaps behind striker Sean Doyle.
Last week’s attendance of 1,744 saw FC Isle of Man have what is believed to be the third highest attendance in the entire non-league structure, in truth they have rarely, if ever, dropped much further down the list. With that in mind, get your tickets here, get down the Bernbowl on Saturday and show your support for the Ravens.
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