FC Team B vs North London Raiders B
Brook Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Raiders have the bit between their teeth right now and manager Oli Shorts can’t wait for kick-off.
Spirits are high in the Raiders camp and Shorts and Rich Abrahams, his reliable right-hand man, are confident of another victory on Sunday.
The win over Bilbaum has filled them with confidence and Shorts will remind his players before the game that defeat would lift FC Team B above L’Orange.
“We’ve warned the boys about our poor away record and I hope this is something we can rectify on Sunday,” Shorts told JC Sport.
“FC Team have shown on their day they can beat anyone but we know we have the quality all over the pitch to make a difference.
“We've got a very good defensive record and with Ben Hart, Nicky Woolf and Ethan Zone we know we can score goals so there is no reason why we can't come back home with three points.”
Team will be keen to avoid Raiders completing a league double as they look to avenge November’s 2-0 defeat at Brunel. Ben Simon’s men have shown they can be dangerous customers on their day and with home advantage, the manager is quietly confident of taking the points.
He told JC Sport: “We have a full squad to choose from this weekend so we are hoping that the game can go ahead, not least because we have only played twice since the start of December.
“Our defeat to Raiders earlier in the season was in the middle of a poor run of form and we didn't turn up on the day. We are through that bad period now, with two wins in a row, and we will go into the game full of confidence that we can take maximum points.”
Raiders’ front three are finger-licking good and I think visiting fans will go home the happier after this winter warmer.
JC team news: Raiders are missing a few players as Sammy and Rosey are away and Blain, Marc Fineman and Shamash are all injured.
Venue – Meadow Park, Ref – Laurie Benson
JC star man: Ben Hart (Raiders)
DC Prediction: FC Team B 2 NL Raiders B 3