Match Preview: Whickham vs Penrith

Whickham vs Penrith

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Kick-Off: 7:45pm

Ground: The First Mortgage Glebe, Rose Avenue, Whickham, NE16 4NA

Competition: Mitre Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup – Group G

Admission: £6 Adults, £4 Concessions, Under-16s Free with Paying Adult

Live Updates: @WhickhamFC

Whickham will be looking to continue their unbeaten run when they welcome Penrith to The First Mortgage Glebe on Wednesday evening.

The Lang Jacks have turned their form right around, after going on a baron six-game winless streak, and they go into the game having won two of their last three games.

Victories against Bishop Auckland and Silksworth CW was followed up by a goalless draw away to Whitley Bay – their second successive clean-sheet.

Manager Robin Falcus will be hoping to record another three points in the group to put them in a good position for qualifying.

The Opposition

Penrith are coming into the game off the back of three consecutive defeats, against North Shields, Consett and Jarrow.

Just like the Lang Jacks, Penrith have played one game in Group G so far, but started their League Cup campaign with a 3-1 defeat at home to Jarrow.

In the league, after finishing bottom of Division One last season, they currently sit 18th and have won just one game from nine in the league this season.

Pre-Match Interview

Assistant Manager Andrew Bulford said: “I’m very happy to be back playing at home. It’s certainly been a long wait. We’ll be coming back home, getting back onto our pitch and trying to make this place a fortress.”

Form Guide

Whickham: D L W W D

Last Match: Drew 0-0 vs Whitley Bay

Penrith: D W L L L

Last Match: Lost 3-0 vs North Shields

Match Programme

Issue 6 of our matchday programme will be on sale as you enter the ground, priced at £1.50.

Issue 6 of The Lang Jack