Alvechurch make the trip to the UK Flooring Direct Stadium on Tuesday 6th October for a 7.45pm kick off. The Worcestershire side will be full of confidence after a win, on penalties, in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday against higher league Kidderminster Harriers. In terms of league results Alvechurch have, like us, just the one point from one draw.
Last time out in the league Alvechurch lost 3-1 at home to Stratford Town. Prior to that they drew at home with Royston Town with a 2-2 scoreline and they opened the season with a 5-1 defeat away at Hitchin Town. They beat Shifnal Town away in the FA Cup to win the right to face Kidderminster Harriers. Their reward for this 2nd Qualifying Round win is an away trip to Ilkeston Town.
Alvechurch have 2 former Barwell players, Mason Birch and Dominic Brown-Hill, in their ranks.
Barwell come in to this game on the back of the narrow 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Nantwich Town and the Canaries are looking for their first win of the league campaign. A draw with AFC Rushden & Diamonds and losses against Tamworth and Lowestoft Town have been the results so far for Barwell. It is likely that there may be a new face or two in the squad for Guy Hadland as he seeks to fill some gaps created from some players who are now unavailable for a few weeks.
The game kicks off at 7.45pm but please check social media in case the rain causes any pitch inspections to be required.