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Moors on high for crucial Easter derbies

FALTERING Hinckley United travel to Damson Park tomorrow as Moors prepare for the first bill of their Easter programme.

FALTERING Hinckley United travel to Damson Park tomorrow as Moors prepare for the first bill of their Easter programme.

Back-to-back local derbies are scheduled for Bob Faulkner’s men who make the short journey to Stafford Rangers two days later.

Moors will fancy their chances against both sides, each having suffered a disastrous run of results of late.

Dean Thomas’ Hinckley side have won just two games in their last 11 outings conceding 25 goals along the way.

Bank Holiday Monday’s opponents Stafford shocked second-placed Gateshead last week but had failed to win a single game in their previous nine outings.

For Moors a last-gasp goal away at Droylsden saw them suffer their second successive defeat after ending an impressive nine-game unbeaten run.

The second defeat in as many games left them on 43 points yet more crucially eight points ahead of the drop zone - and so in relative safety.

Mathematically Moors are not in the clear yet, but only an unthinkable set of results will send them down.

Last weekend the visitors got off to the perfect start when on-loan Birmingham City striker James McPike fired in his fourth goal in six games to break the deadlock.

His early strike gave Moors a half-time lead but after the break the Bloods drew level through midfielder Jamie McGuire’s 58th minute equaliser.

While the away side looked content with a point, Droylsden continued to push forward and they got their reward two minutes from time when striker Jake Speight hammered home.

Tickets for tomorrow’s game are priced £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

 

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