Pitch-side Preview: Monday 2nd July 2012

The Summer League Cup takes centre stage this evening with four Second Round ties to be played weather permitting (all with a 7-30 pm kick-off).

Doveridge v Weston
Biggin v Brassington
Coach Rangers v Rose & Crown
Bradley v FC Hulland

I’m hoping it will be second time lucky for me as I try to keep a promise and blog a game involving Rose & Crown (having failed miserably to make last Monday’s 2-0 win over Red Lion).

Tonight, Rose & Crown visit Ashbourne Recreation Ground to face Coach Rangers in arguably the tie of the round between the second- and third-placed teams in the league. Third-placed Coach suffered their only league defeat so far when they lost 1-0 at home to Rose & Crown back in April.

Of the other three ties, Biggin v Brassington looks intriguing with the visitors in fourth position and eight points better off than Biggin who do have three games in hand.

Both Weston and FC Hulland will be looking to cause an upset when they visit sides higher up the table.

In addition to these League Cup ties, two previously-postponed league games have been scheduled for this evening. The bottom two sides in the table, Red Lion and Wheel meet at Longford while Osmaston will go fourth if they can win at Kirk Langley.

MONDAY JULY 2nd (Kick-off 7.30pm)
Re-arranged league matches
Kirk Langley v Osmaston
Red Lion v Wheel