PREVIEW: Boothstown v Manchester Central

Central v Boothstown

Manchester Central will be looking to carry on their good form when they travel to Bridgewater Park Main Pitch to face Boothstown on Saturday (14:00 KO).

Central successfully made it to the final of the Murray Trophy in their last match against Altrincham Hale, as well as managing 17 goals in their last two league fixtures.

Boothstown, by contrast, conceded nine goals unanswered in their last match against Chadderton Reserves.

In their last match, in the Murray Trophy, Central were made to fight to the final whistle but did create a wide range of goalscoring opportunities, which will have pleased manager Paul McGuire.

Central’s four goals were shared among the team, with strikes by Tom Greenfield, Josh Frith, Oumar Kande and Lamin Baldeh.

Baldeh is likely be one of the main danger man for Central at the weekend, too, having netted at least once in each of their last four games. In Central’s last league match, against Leigh, he scored five times.

Central are unbeaten in twelve games in all competitions, including nine consecutive wins in the league. In contrast, Boothstown have lost two of the four fixtures they have played this calendar year – managing one draw and a win in the others.

Cory Knight continues to be Central’s top goalscorer with 19 goals, whilst Boothstown’s top scorer is Lewis Culf with just eight goals.

In comparison, both Kaine Martin and Baldeh, Central’s joint second-top scorers, have both managed eight goals each this season too.

The last meeting between the two sides, at the end of December, finished in a 3-1 win for Central.

Cory Knight scored a hat-trick in the game, with his movement and speed causing real problems for the Boothstown defence. Central will be hoping he can do much of the same on Saturday and add to his impressive tally for the season.

View highlights of Central’s last meeting with Boothstown here.

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