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Match Preview: ECFC vs Pinxton

2 weeks ago By Zander Shayler

Eastwood go in search of their second Floodlit Cup Semi-Final in four years but face tough opposition in Pinxton.

Eastwood will be hoping to take one step closer to getting their first piece of silverware on Wednesday night against a Pinxton side that has only been beaten twice domestically this season.

Pinxton are currently one place and one point above Eastwood in the table, with Eastwood having a game in hand. High scoring Pinxton are second top goalscorers in the league with 61 goals from 16 games and have scored twenty-six goals in their last eight away from home.

The Opposition:

Pinxton started the season in style winning eleven of their first twelve matches including seven wins from eight in the league before suffering their first defeat of the campaign to Eastwood. Then in the following matches Pinxton exited the Derbyshire Senior Cup and FA Vase before making in back to back losses in the league as the got heavily beat by in form Sherwood.

Since the loss to Sherwood, Pinxton have won six in a row, a run that includes three clean sheets, twenty-six goals and an 11-2 win against Keyworth United.

Last Time We Met:

The sides last met at the end of October, Eastwood running out 3-2 winners on the day. A Harry Allen first half double gave Eastwood a 2-0 lead at the break but Pinxton hit back with two goals in twenty minutes to bring the scores level. But with eight minutes left on the clock Harry Allen completed his hat-trick to seal the win. Eastwood haven't lost to Pinxton since January 3rd 2015 where a Nick Hewer and Steve Wright strike weren't enough as Eastwood slumped to a 4-2 defeat.

Player Watch:

Jay Cooper - Cooper has bagged 12 goals this season in 18 starts and has scored half of those goals in his last three matches..

Match Information:
The game takes place this Wednesday, weather permitting at Eastwood CFC, PSUSA 3G Arena, Chewton Street, Eastwood, Notts, NG16 3HB. The game is a 7:45pm kick off. The match officials are; Reece Davies, Stephen Sears and Aidan Jackson.

Updated 11:02 - 4 Feb 2018 by Zander Shayler

Where next?

Match Preview: Mickleover RBL vs ECFC Eastwood aim to keep their title chances alive when they visit Mickleover RBL on Saturday.
Match Preview: Hilton Harriers vs ECFC Eastwood attempt to play their first away game of 2018 this Saturday when they travel to Derbyshire side Hilton Harriers.

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Fixtures
Wed 21 Feb
a
1st Team Pinxton
Cup 19:45
Sat 24 Feb
h
1st Team Linby Colliery
League 15:00
Sat 3 Mar
a
1st Team Pinxton
League 15:00

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