AFC Liverpool

Cup Preview: Holker OB v AFC Liverpool

AFC Liverpool take their travelling army of supporters to Barrow for this cup clash against Holker Old Boys.

It is AFC Liverpool’s debut outing in the Vodkat League Cup, and they face the longest journey possible in this 1st round tie.

It will however give AFC Liverpool’s fans the opportunity to stop off at the statue of former LFC captain Emlyn Hughes, which is on the way to Holker’s Rakesmoor Lane stadium.

Holker have only played 4 league games this season, with mixed fortunes. The Old Boys have won two, and lost two.

It has been difficult for Holker to settle into the league season due to home matches being postponed no less than three times so far already.

Yet, despite currently languishing in 14th Holker’s home form has been decent, only losing once this term from four matches in all competitions.

Indeed, if they are able to win their four games in hand, they will be right in contention for a promotion challenge.

Holker managed to draw 2-2 with higher league opposition St Helens Town in the FA Cup, and drew the same scoreline, once more against higher league opposition Colne, in the FA Vase.

Unfortunately for Holker, they then lost both of the replays, giving them an even greater incentive to do well in this Saturday’s cup tie.

The Old Boys average home crowd this season is 27.

AFC Liverpool approach this game full of confidence following Saturday’s 4-0 win over Daisy Hill, which keeps them 3 points clear at the top of the league.

An early exit in the Liverpool Senior Cup will also make the Reds determined not to go out of a second cup at the first hurdle.

Top goalscorer Dean Thurston will be missing with a knee injury, but midfield man Ian Johnson is expected to be passed fit to play. Former LFC reserve winger Ryan Wignall is back in contention after suspension.

Posted by:  karlos         Date:  October 10, 2008         Popularity:  673 views

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