Match Preview – The Ives v Redditch Utd

St Ives Town return to league action tomorrow as they welcome Redditch United to the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road.

It’s been 10 days since the Ives were last in league action.  That was a Tuesday night defeat against Leiston, the first home league reverse of the season.  Since then, the Ives have recorded an excellent 3-0 win at Canvey Island last Saturday to progress to the Third Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup and a home game against Chasetown.

But the focus is very much on the match against Redditch who currently sit seventh in the table having won three, drawn two, and lost two of their opening seven league matches.  Their last league outing was a 1-0 win at Bromsgrove Sporting and that was part of a three-match winning sequence which included a 3-0 win at Stourbridge and a 4-1 victory at Rushall Olympic in the FA Cup.  On Tuesday night, Redditch were eliminated from the FA Cup as Peterborough Sports beat them 1-0 in a Second Qualifying Round replay.

Last season, Redditch hovered around the top ten in the league to start off with before their form took a tumble and finished in 15th position, one place below the Ives.

The hosts go into the game with Tyrone Baker likely to start his suspension following his sending off against Leiston.  Elsewhere, Nabil Shariff and Jonny Edwards will lead the line as the home side bid to remain in the top four.

Last season, the Ives won 2-1 at Westwood Road whilst the away fixture ended in a 1-0 defeat when Redditch grabbed a last-minute winner.

Admission Prices
Adults – £11

Concessions (Over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (With ID Card) – £5
U16’s to 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)

Kick-off at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road is at 3pm.

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