After two successive home wins against fellow promotion rivals, FC Isle of Man will be seeking to make it three from three for 2022 this Saturday when Ellesmere Rangers visit the Bernabowl.
Last weekend just over 1,500 saw the Ravens climb above Wythenshawe Amateurs as goals from Chris Cannell and Luke Murray saw off the Ammies.
Kick off this week, is as ever, under lights, at 6.30pm.
This week’s opponents Ellesmere Rangers arrive in decent form, having won three of their last six, including a 7-0 home thrashing of basement club St Martins and being the first team in the North West Counties First Division South to beat leaders West Didsbury & Chorlton when they won 1-0 back in December.
However, their recent away form is patchy, with one win, one draw and one loss, including a 5-0 thumping to Wythenshawe back in December. As for goals, their top scorers this season are David Howarth (11) and Niall Thomas (7). Although, they are a very disciplined team, with the lowest cards per games ratio in the league, yes we bring you all the key facts here at Gef.
After two solid performances in their last games, following the switch to a back four, Chris Bass, we’d assume would want to stick with a winning formula. No doubt he, like all of us, would love to see a return to goalscoring form for leading man Sean Doyle who, despite an impressive performance against a physical Ammies team, seemed to be able to do everything but score last time out. However, while he may want to resit the urge to tinker, Luke Murray’s return last week, combined with his brilliant strike, must be pushing for a start. As ever, we’ll have to wait and see.
All we do know is there is no captain jack this week with Jack McVey not in tomorrow’s squad.
You know the drill by now, click here, gates open 5.30pm, kick off 6.30pm. And if you can’t make it to the Bowl, you can follow the key moments on Gef’s Facegram, Twittbook or Instathingy accounts.