After a perfect start to the season so far, Whickham travel to Pickering Town tonight looking to keep up their impressive early season form.
Whickham enter the game in third position, level on points with Ashington AFC and Bishop Auckland ahead of them, only trailing on goal difference. 5 teams have a perfect record so far to start the season, Guisborough Town and Newton Aycliffe the other two sides on 6 points.
The hosts for tonight’s game sit in 19th place, having lost their two opening league fixtures against Bishop Auckland and Newcastle Benfield. In addition to their slow start in the league, they also lost their FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie against Heaton Stannington, with only one goal scored across their three games. They will be looking to secure their opening win of the season in front of their home fans at Mill Lane and start to move up the league table.
For the Lang Jacks, the message is simple: keep the unbeaten streak going as they look to keep themselves right at the top of the table. The squad was boosted by the return of match winner Scott Robson to the match day party at the weekend, and gaffer Tony Fawcett will be looking to his strike force to maintain their good eye for goal, with the team having scored 8 goals across the opening three figures.
Safe travels to anyone making the journey across to Mill Lane, and hopefully the Lang Jacks can make it 4 on the bounce to start the season.