PREVIEW: Frickley Athletic vs Loughborough Dynamo

PREVIEW: Frickley Athletic vs Loughborough Dynamo

By Kieran King
30 September
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Dynamo return to league action

Loughborough Dynamo will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Frickley Athletic at Westfield Lane on Tuesday evening.

Dynamo crashed out of the Buildbase FA Trophy after they slumped to a 5-1 defeat against Stamford at the weekend. Curtis Burrows scored the only Loughborough goal in what was described by Lee Attenborough as an ‘embarrassment’.

However, four days prior in their last league outing, Dynamo were this time on the right side of a thrashing as they dismantled Market Drayton Town 7-0. Alex Steadman, Charlie Scanlon, Josh Riley, Luke Thorogood and Danny Gordon all got on the scoresheet plus Rob Norris, who netted a brace to secure a much-needed league victory.

That triumph ended a run of three BetVictor Northern Premier League South East matches without a win and will be looking to add to that when they make the trip up to Yorkshire in mid-week.

Last meeting

A brace from Karl Demidh sealed a 2-0 win for Dynamo over Frickley when the sides last met back in April and earned what was a fifth consecutive league victory in the process.

On the opposition

Frickley have had a poor start to the 2019/20 campaign, winning just two of their eleven competitive games so far.

Like Dynamo, Athletic were dumped out of the Trophy on Saturday after they lost at Cleethorpes which also ended new boss Dave Frecklington’s unbeaten start at the club.

The South Elmsall-based side appointed the former Matlock manager on September 11 and have since picked up seven points from a possible nine in the league.

Those victories came against Market Drayton and Glossop North End and can make it four league games unbeaten on Tuesday evening.

Gaffer’s thoughts

Dynamo boss Attenborough believes that Westfield Lane is a tough place to go and that’s it’s never an easy game there.

“[It’s a] tough place to go on a Tuesday night,” the 29-year-old said.

“Never an easy game at Frickley. They’ve obviously got a new manager and picked up results in the league.

“I’m sure they’ll be more organised under Dave [Frecklington]. So, it’ll be a tough game as always. We need to get some points off them.”

He added: “There’s no reason why we can’t go out there on Tuesday and show the other side of us again.

“At the minute we’re not showing much consistency so for me, we’ll go out on Tuesday as a fresh slate and perform well on the night.

“That’s all I can say at the minute. I’m not sure what I’m going to get from the players. I’ve got to make sure that is a good performance.”


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