Match Preview: Manchester Central vs Bolton County

Manchester Central will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing cup exit last week when they face Bolton County in the Gilgryst Cup on Saturday (KO 14:00).

Central invite visitors Bolton County to the Manchester College for the hotly contested tie.

Both sides sit 7th and 8th respectively in the Manchester Football League Premier Division with 15 points – though Bolton County have played two additional games, and recorded a worse goal difference.

Central striker Cory Knight leads the goalscoring charts for the home side with 13 goals in 11 appearances and is set to be a key asset against Bolton County too.

Josh Frith is Central’s next top scorer with six strikes in the same number of games.

In comparison, Bolton County’s top scorer is Tom Aspen, who has just five goals this season in seven appearances.

Central will look to make the most of their dominant attacking force in the cup match, as they look to progress and replicate much of the success they had in the Murray Trophy last year.

Having suffered disappointment in the quarter-finals of the Manchester FA Challenge Trophy last weekend against Egerton, manger Paul McGuire will be keen to see his Central players still get a good cup run behind themselves this season.

In his eyes, the Gilgryst Cup is a strong opportunity to do so, as long as his team push on and exploit their strengths.

Despite two disappointing results in their last two outings, Central have the quality to make a difference when it matters and prove a real challenge in this tournament, starting with the clash against Bolton County.

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