Cheshunt will finally get to host Margate after two postponements over the Christmas period due to adverse weather conditions. The game remains as important for both teams as just a point and the relegation zone separates the two sides.
The Hosts – Cheshunt
Despite being in a poor run of form overall, Cheshunt come into this game with a positive mindset after getting a brilliant draw away at Bognor Regis. The Rocks had in six league winning games in a row coming into the fixture, and were top of the form table, so this was a huge point for the Ambers. Despite being a goal and a man down after Jamie Reynolds saw red on the hour, a goal from substitute Dejon Noel-Williams earned his side a point at the MKM Arena.
Cheshunt have just one win in ten games, however Craig Edwards’ side have made every game in this poor run a battle and haven’t been swept aside easily much at all. This is a positive sign for the team, but Ambers fans will be hoping some of these good performances can turn into more points to keep them away from the relegation zone,
Marcel Elva-Fountaine made his Chehsunt debut at the weekend. The former Reading and Burnley academy defender impressed on his debut for the club. Kyle Bailey also arrived in the past week, appearing on the bench away at both Whitehawk and Bognor Regis. Both will be hoping to make their home debuts at Theobalds Lane on Tuesday night.
The Visitors – Margate
The Gate come into this game in an awful run of form, they are without a win in a massive 19 matches. Their last win was way back on November 4th which was a win over Lewes at home. Mark Stimson took charge at Hartsdown Park back at the start of December, it hasn’t really gone to plan at the club. In his eleven games in all competitions at the club he has won 0, drawn 3 and lost 8.
Despite the negativity in Kent, there has been some positives this season. Steve Cawley has impressed a lot this season, he has scored half of Margate’s goals in the Isthmian Premier this season. He has bagged fifteen goals in the league so far. In total, he has scored 18 goals in 35 appearances for a team that struggles to create chances, a brilliant record for a proven striker at this level.
Tyrone Sterling scored the Gate’s only goal in a 2-1 defeat at highflyers Chatham at the weekend. The former Cray Wanderers and Bromley defender has impressed Margate fans this season despite a poor campaign for the club. He will have his work cut out on Tuesday night.
Head-to-Head – Cheshunt vs Margate
The two teams have been very evenly matched previously. They have played each other five times recently, with Cheshunt winning two, Margate winning one and two score draws.
The most recent fixture was at Hartsdown Park earlier in the season. Cheshunt came out 1-2 winners in August thanks to goals from Bobby Unwin and James Meehan. Both of which have since left the club, Phil Roberts was the Margate scorer that night, the former Arsenal academy player will be looking to find the back of the net again this time out.
Previous Five Results – Cheshunt vs Margate
25/08/23 – Margate 1-2 Cheshunt – Isthmian League Premier
04/12/21 – Margate 2-2 Cheshunt – Isthmian League Premier
29/08/21 – Cheshunt 1-1 Margate – Isthmian League Premier
06/10/20 – Margate 0-2 Cheshunt – Isthmian League Premier
14/09/19 – Cheshunt 1-2 Margate – Isthmian League Premier
This is a huge game for the club as we look to stay ahead of Margate and break clear of the relegation zone. We can’t wait to see you at the ground cheering on Craig and the team on Tuesday night. 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
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