Gloucester City face their final test of the 2015 pre-season campaign as they welcome Cinderford Town to Whaddon Road this evening, 7:45pm kick off.\r\n\r\nThis evening’s originally scheduled opponents were Whitehawk, however this fixture was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We are very grateful to John Brough and all at Cinderford Town for agreeing to the fixture change.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers come into this game off the back of a good 1-0 win over old rivals Merthyr Town on Tuesday evening thanks to a sumptuous volley from Sammie Hicks.\r\n\r\nCinderford Town was formed in 1922 and played in the Gloucester Northern Senior League until 1939. In that year they joined the newly formed Bristol Charity League but this league folded two weeks later at the outbreak of World War II.\r\n\r\nIn 1957 they won the title but the two seasons they spent in the top flight put severe financial pressure on the club, who were forced to withdraw and return to the Gloucester Northern Senior League.\r\n\r\nIn the 1990–91 season the club gained admission to the Hellenic League, initially in Division One, where they won the league championship at the first attempt.\r\n\r\nFour years later the club claimed the Premier Division title and stepped up to the Southern League, where they remain to this day.\r\n\r\nIn 1995/96, Cinderford reached the Second Round Proper of the FA Cup under the management of current Tigers boss Tim Harris.\r\n\r\nTeam news:\r\n\r\nMat Liddiard will make his return to the Tigers fold tonight, his first appearance since re-signing for Gloucester City in June from Cirencester Town.\r\n\r\nNew signing Lewis Hall will be available for selection after deciding to sign with the Tigers for the 2015/16 season following his release from Bristol City after being on trial with several clubs, including Football League Two Cambridge United.\r\n\r\nConnor Thompson is unavailable for selection as he is away at a family wedding.
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