MATCH PREVIEW: Dorchester Town v Redditch United

BY: Tom Berry | @TJBerry95

Tomorrow, Dorchester Town Football Club will welcome the players, supporters and officials of Redditch United to The Avenue Stadium (Sponsored by Clayson Scaffolding Ltd) for this Evo-Stik League South Premier fixture (KO: 3.00pm)

Who are The Reds?
Starting out in the Birmingham Combination League as Redditch Town in 1891, the clubs early success was in the Birmingham Senior Cup as well as the Worcestershire equivalent. Founding members of the Conference North, Redditch remained at that level until 2011, where they were relegated into the Southern Premier. Since then, the club have stabilised themselves at step 3, making the play off semi finals in the 2016/2017 season.

Current manager Tim Harris has been in the job for just over a week. Taking over from Darren Byfield, the former Newport County and Forest Green Rovers manager has made a successful start to his tenure in both league and cup action.

One to Watch
Having just lost top scorer Dior Angus to Port Vale, Redditch’s main threat comes from fellow forward Stuart Fleetwood. The former Weymouth and Merthyr striker has recently joined The Reds and has made an instant impact, scoring four in the recent win over Farnborough.

Form Guide
Redditch come into the fixture off the back off two wins. Defeating Farnborough 7-1 in the league whilst knocking lower league Cinderford Town out of the BigFreeBet Challenge Cup in midweek.

For The Magpies, a return to home turf is good news. The last three home fixtures have seen a goal difference of 13, without a single goal being conceded.

Team News
Steve Thompson has added to his squad by signing Bristol Rovers forward Cameron Ebbutt on an initial one month loan. Ebbutt comes in at a time with Phil Ormrod a doubt through injury. Thompson is also hoping David Jerrard shakes off a knock and Archie Collins recovers from illness to rejoin the squad.

Match Day Information

Entry Prices
Adults – £10
Concessions – £6
16 and Under – £1

The club takes part in a Community Credits Scheme run by the Dorset Volunteer Centre and that match day admission will be two community credit notes per person.

The Avenue Stadium
(Sponsored by Clayson Scaffolding Ltd)
Weymouth Avenue

Tel: 01305 267 623 Mob: 07763026395

The club and team would really appreciate your support so come on down and cheer the lads on.