Match Preview: Dukinfield Town vs Manchester Central

Josh Frith and Marcello Arhin Celebration

Manchester Central aim to make it five wins on the spin as they travel to face Dukinfield Town at Woodhams Park this Saturday (KO:14:00).

Central can also achieve a 10 game unbeaten streak with victory over 10th placed Dukinfield Town.

Last time out, Central comfortably beat Stockport Georgians through two second-half goals from Dan Burns and Josh Frith in injury time.

That victory has helped Central close the gap to 1st placed Hindsford to just 9 points, with Central having three games in hand over both Hindsford and 2nd placed Royton Town.

Dukinfield sit 10th having amassed 23 points from 21 games. They will look to make it three wins in a row when they face Central, having also won four from their previous five.

They faced Chadderton Reserves last Saturday and ran out 4-2 winners away from home. Romero Coley, Matthew Johnson, Carl Riley, and top scorer Daniel Parkinson were on the scoresheet for the visitors.

Club captain, Parkinson has 13 goals from 14 apps and will be one the Central defence will need to keep quiet this weekend.

Dukinfield have proven themselves to be a far better outfit at home rather than on their travels. They have only won two out of their 11 away games collecting a -19 goal difference. At home, however, they have won six of their 13 games with a positive goal difference of +7.

Central, also impress with their home form but have a fantastic away record to match. Central have only lost two of their 10 away games, with a positive goal difference of +20.

The two sides met in December for the reverse fixture, Central were 3-2 winners with Josh Frith netting twice including a very late winner in the 93rd minute. Dukinfield were bottom of the Premier Division for that game yet three wins from four in January has seen them rise up the table.

Joint managers Phill Cooper and Brian Entwistle have created some good momentum and Saturday promises to be a cracker with two inform sides facing each other. Directions to Woodhams Park can be found here whilst you can watch the recent win over Stockport Georgians below.


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