Hastings United travel from South Sussex to Theobalds Lane to face Cheshunt this Saturday as they look to break into the promotion places.
The Ambers come into this game in poor form with three defeats in the last three. These defeats have come against Lewes, Enfield Town and Wingate & Finchley. While there isn’t many positives to take from this, these games were all only lost by a single goal. This shows that Cheshunt aren’t getting pushed aside despite the defeats. Nnamdi Nwachuku scored his second in as many games since returning from injury at Wingate & Finchley on Monday. This has provided Craig Edwards’ side with a huge boost going into such a difficult fixture. The manager has almost a full squad to choose from this weekend, with just two players that are working on getting back to fitness with the physio, they are expected to return to first-team action in two weeks.
Hastings United are who currently sit in sixth place are in completely different form. They are unbeaten in their last seven fixtures which includes a massive 5-0 victory over Folkestone Invicta. However, their last two fixtures have ended in draws. The latest being 0-0 away at Cray Wanderers on New Years Day. Not scoring has been a rare occurrence for Hastings this season who have scored 38 goals in 22 games this season, which places the seventh in the league for goals scored. They also have the fifth best away record in the league this season, while Cheshunt are 19th in the home form table.
The visitors have arguably the most in-form player in the League this season, Davide Rodari is currently the league’s top scorer. He has scored 9 goals in his last 6 games, this included a hattrick away at Folkestone on Boxing Day. Unsurprisingly, the former Inter MIlan academy player was voted the clubs player of the month for December. His form has come at the perfect time for Hastings, who lost Femi Akinwande to league leaders Hornchurch just a few weeks into the season after a brilliant start. John Ufuah is the only other player to win a player of the month award this season, he offers the U’s a quick and direct goal threat from the wing.
Here is what Craig Edwards had to say on Saturday’s opponents: “They have lost a few good players since we played them at the start of the season. However, they appear to have recruited well, They have maintained a consistent performance in the first half of the season.” The only meeting between the two sides was on the opening game of the 23/24 season back in August. The game ended in a 1-1 draw at The Pilot Field. James Meehan fired the Ambers into the lead with a tidy finish before it was tied up by Femi Akinwande from the spot for the U’s just befire half-time.
This is another big game at Theobalds Lane and we hope to see you there to support the Craig Edwards and the team. COYA!
Match Ticket Prices:
Adult: £12.00 Online (£14 on the day at the turnstile.)
Concession: £8.00 (£10)
Young Person (13-17): £4.00 (£5)
Child (Under 12): £2.00