Match Preview - Peterborough Sports v Stourbridge

Match Preview - Peterborough Sports v Stourbridge

By Nigel Gregg
30th August
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The Glassboys pay only their second visit to Peterborough Sports on Saturday as they look to build on a successful Bank Holiday weekend.


BetVictor Southern League Premier Division Central
Saturday, 31st August - kick-off 3 pm
PETERBOROUGH SPORTS v STOURBRIDGE

Ground address - Bee Arena, Peterborough Sports FC, 651 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 3HA

The driveway to the ground lies between a convenience store with blue signage and a church - there is a sign to the ground on a lamp post opposite.

Admission prices - Adults £10, senior citizens (aged 60 and over) £6, students with a valid ID card £5, youngsters aged 13-17 years of age £5.

Juniors aged under 13 are admitted free of charge with a paying adult.

Car Parking - Parking restrictions are in place. Please be aware there is now a car parking eye in the car park. So everyone will need to register their car by entering their car registration number into a terminal at the MAIN BAR. Choose the event option and you will be covered until MIDNIGHT.

Stourbridge will wear red and white at Peterborough Sports.

For the second game in a row the Glassboys face a newly promoted side. Peterborough Sports raced to the Southern League Division One Central title, amassing 95 points from 38 games. They finished eight points ahead of Bromsgrove Sporting who were later promoted through the play-offs. This was their third promotion in four seasons having been in the United Counties League Division One as recently as the 2015/16 season.

They won the UCL Premier Division at the first time of asking in 2016/17 before a less auspicious campaign in the NPL Division 1 South followed when Sports finished 12th. The switch to the Southern League for last season proved more to their liking as they romped to the title to earn their place at step 3 of the non-league pyramid.

Peterborough Sports currently sit 15th with five points from four league games. They picked up their first league victory on Bank Holiday Monday with a 3 - 0 win away at Biggleswade Town.

The one and only previous encounter came on September 3rd 2016 when Stourbridge headed to Peterborough Sports for an FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round tie. The Glassboys overcame a poor start to run out 3 - 1 victors as they took their first steps towards what would be a remarkable cup run to the 3rd Round Proper that season.

Tom Tonks would like you all to view the highlights again as an excuse to see his goal from half-way that later made it on to the BBC Sport website!! Dan Scarr and Luke Benbow were our other goalscorers that afternoon.

See https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xotG42wkgZU

Sports still have a few players from that game on their books including Richard Jones, Dan Lawlor, Josh Moreman, Avelino Vieira and Dan Bucciero.

Tom Tonks and Kristian Green were in the Stour starting eleven while Brad Birch was amongst the substitutes.

Preview from a home viewpoint -

PETERBOROUGH TODAY
https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/sport/football/peterborough-sports-manager-s-winning-formula-sure-to-be-tested-by-stourbridge-it-s-fa-vase-action-for-bourne-peterborough-northern-star-netherton-and-holbeach-stamford-take-on-sheffield-wisbech-visit-newcastle-1-9050180

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