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Preview | Scarborough (H)

By Sean Beeby

Gloucester City host fellow play-off hopefuls Scarborough Athletic this afternoon, hoping to put a run of three straight losses to bed (15:00pm KO).

City were unfortunate not to come away with a point as they narrowly lost at home to Buxton on Tuesday night in a wet and windy affair.

Only three points separate the two sides, however even a win for City in sixth won’t take them above their opponents, who sit fourth with +8 goal difference compared to Gloucester’s zero, as well as having a game in hand.

Here is how the two sides compare heading into this afternoon’s game.


Thankfully for City, Scarborough’s form isn’t as worrying as previous opponents, the North-Eastern side come into the clash having only won one of their last five games, as well as three draws and a loss.

City are hoping to get some points on the board after failing to do so in the previous three games, after a terrific five game unbeaten run in the league beforehand, at the beginning of Steven King’s tenure with the club.

City still only sit eight points behind league leaders Darlington, and a strong run of games could see them move much closer.

Key Players

Scarborough’s main threat is Football League veteran striker Michael Coulson, who has also played in the Scottish Premiership for St Johnstone. The forward has netted eight times in 17 matches for Jonathan Greening’s side.

City will also have to be wary of defender Kieran Burton, who has managed to score five goals from ten games, and so Steven King’s side will have to remain vigilant when it comes to corners and set pieces.

Previous Meetings

The two sides have not yet faced each other, so will lock horns for the first time this weekend at the TigerTurf Stadium.

Tickets are available both online and at the turnstiles, with Adults increasing from £10 to £12 on the day and Concessions from £8 to £9, so make sure to grab your tickets in advance online to benefit from the maximum saving. Don't forget it's always Kids for a Quid at the TigerTurf Stadium, meaning all Under 16's can watch City for just £1 per game.


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