Match Preview: Rebels v Cinderford Town Sat 18th Mar kick-off 15:00

4 months ago By Adrian Evans

Arbour Park, Slough, Berkshire SL2 5AY-

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When the teams met in the Forest of Dean, less than a month ago, the basement boys won 2-1 to end Rebels four-match winning streak. However, Cinderford still remain nine points adrift at the bottom of the table having subsequently drawn 1-1 at home against Redditch United. losing 1-0 away at Chesham and, in their last league outing, losing 1-2, again at home. against Kings Lynn, when Linnets scored in the 90th minute.

On their travels, Cinderford have lost 16 of their 18 games played, securing just four points from a 1 - 0 victory at Kings Langley and a 2 - 2 draw at Redditch. They have played all the other 'top-six teams' on their travels, losing on each occasion - against Banbury (0-4), Chippenham (0-1), Hitchin (3-4), Leamington (0-6) and Merthyr (0-2)

Rebels have only played Cinderford once before at home, during the 2008-9 season, when they were beaten 2 - 3, coming back from 0 - 3 after 48th minutes.

Promoted as champions of the South & West division last season, the Foresters initially tried to refuse promotion citing 'extra travel costs' to justify their preference, however this application was refused by the FA.

This season, Cinderford were beaten in the 1st Round Qualifying in both the FA Cup, 0-2 away to Taunton Town (Southern South & West) and the FA Trophy, 1-6 away to Merthyr Town.

Match Prediction: Rebels 4 - 0 Cinderford Town
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Updated 19:51 - 17 Mar 2017 by Adrian Evans

Where next?

Match Preview: Frome Town v Rebels Saturday 25th Mar - kick off 15:00 The Special Effect Stadium, Berkeley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EH
Match Preview: St. Neots Town v Rebels Tuesday 14th Mar - kick off 19:45 Premier Plus Stadium, Rowley Way, Kester Way, Cambridge Road St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 6SN

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