Match Preview – Mickleover v The Ives

It’s August Bank Holiday weekend and there is a double header of football for St Ives Town.

The action starts on Saturday as the Ives make the trip to league newcomers Mickleover.  Nicknamed Sports, they are based in a suburb of Derby and move across from the Northern Premier League for the current season.

Mickleover are still looking for their first victory of the season having drawn two and lost two of their opening four matches.  Their latest match was last Saturday against Leiston which ended in a 3-1 defeat.  Sports are currently two off the bottom of the table with just Stourbridge and AFC Rushden & Diamonds below them.

As much as Mickleover have struggled at the start of the season, St Ives have been in excellent form from their opening four games of the campaign.  Just one defeat so far, and last Saturday the Ives record a fine 2-0 win over previously unbeaten Kings Langley.

The only fitness concern that boss Ricky Marheineke has is over midfielder Dylan Williams but he looks set to recover from an impact injury that saw him leave the field early last Saturday.

After Saturday, the focus will switch to the home game against AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Monday afternoon.


Mickleover FC
The Don Amott Arena
Station Road

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