where they face Borrowash Victoria in the East Midlands Counties League, kick off 3pm.
They make the short journey up the A52 to Derbyshire hoping to gain the double over a team that has struggled consistently this season conceding a massive 113 goals in the league. 5 times this season they have shipped in double figures.
The club was established in 1911 and initially played in the Long Eaton & District Church League. The club initially leased the Asterdale ground before later purchasing it. A new changing room was built and floodlights installed in 1985–86, with the official switching on marked by a friendly match against Nottingham Forest. The attendance of around 2,000 remains the cub's record. ] A 250-seat stand was built after the club bought the ground in the 1990s.
The club moved in the the 2008/09 season to the newly formed East Midlands Counties Football League, which was formed with teams from the Leicestershire Senior League and the Central Midlands League plus Gedling Town and the Vic's from the Northern Counties East Football League.
On Saturday 2nd May 2009 the Vic's completed their league fixtures in this the first season of the newly formed league with a 2-1 win away to Dunkirk F.C. and secured the runners-up spot, narrowly missing out on winning the league by three points. Its a sorrowful sight to see the way the club have descended this season.
The Development side under the management of Ashley and Justin Eastman have started to put a string of impressive results together and wll be at home when they host Robin Hood Colts. The team are starting to climb the table and find themselves in a creditable 6th position.
Theres been a lot of changes to the team from the beginning of the season and with a host of good technical and experienced players they have started to string together a run of impressive displays.
Last week saw them grind out a 2-1 win away to Elston, even more pleasing was that they got the win with no fewer than 5 changes to the starting 11. Strength in depth is key to a successful season and the lads displayed the passion and winning mentality.
Saturdays game could be a tricky fixture as Robin Hood are just 4 places below them in mid table. Its a pity they didn’t start the season with the same squad as they would have been up there at the top of the table fighting for the title. Kck Off s at 3pm
Sunday morning at Green Lane is ladies day yet again with the fantastic Under 9s and Under 10s on pitch 3.
Also Sunday morning on the next pitch sees the Clifton Ladies who themselves have run into a rich vein of form winning 4 and drawing one of their last 5 games. They play Notts County Development team.
Finally in the afternoon sees the irrestible Vets take on Hucknall Plough in the East Midlands Veterans League. The team has won 5 games and drawn one and sit in second place on goal average.
Kick Off for the afternoon game is 2pm as the Vets hope to protect their unbeaten start to the season.
Updated 09:08 - 13 Dec 2018 by Ray Smithson