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Match Preview: Hilton Harriers vs ECFC

By Zander Shayler

Eastwood attempt to play their first away game of 2018 this Saturday when they travel to Derbyshire side Hilton Harriers.

Eastwood look to pick up their first away three points since September when they visit in form Hilton Harriers.

Eastwood will be hoping to get back to winning ways on the road after three defeats on the bounce away from home. Hilton are currently two places and ten points below Eastwood in the table, with Eastwood having three games in hand.

The Opposition:

Hilton started the CMFL season well winning five of their first nine games before three straight defeats against, Eastwood CFC, Hucknall Town and Long Eaton United. They bounced back with an away draw against unbeaten table toppers Sherwood Colliery. Hilton have only lost one of their last four at home and have only lost once at home all season in the league.

Last Time We Met:

The sides last met back in October, Eastwood coming away comfortable winners defeating Hilton 8-1. A sixty-ninth minute hat trick from Harry Allen followed by a brace from Greg Conn along with goals for Danny Hayes, Paddy Webb and Joe Butler completed the rout. The game will be the second meeting between the sides and Eastwood's first visit to the Mease Pavilion.

Player Watch:

Josh Gregory - Gregory has bagged 6 goals this season in 17 starts and has scored two goals in his last two games.

Match Information:

The game takes place this Saturday February 17th, weather permitting at Mease Pavilion, The Mease, Hilton, Derbyshire, DE65 5LS . The game is a 2pm kick off. The match officials are; Surjit Gill, Nick Bremmer and Aidan Jackson.

Updated 20:43 - 15 Feb 2018 by Zander Shayler

Where next?

Match Preview: ECFC vs Pinxton Eastwood go in search of their second Floodlit Cup Semi-Final in four years but face tough opposition in Pinxton.
Ashby Ivanhoe vs Eastwood CFC Eastwood aim to make it back to back wins for the first time since December tomorrow afternoon when they face mid table Ashby Ivanhoe.


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