Preview: Lye Town (h)

Lye BadgeIt’s an international weekend, meaning there’s no Albion, no Wolves, no Villa and even no Walsall in action. So what better than a crunch Black Country to fill the void?

It’s a case of seeking revenge for Khalsa as they fell to a single goal against Lye back on September 1. But since Jack Pearlman’s late deflected goal sent Khalsa crashing to defeat they have won every game in the league, seven in total. This includes last Saturday’s 2-1 win at table topping Heanor.

With Khalsa currently in sixth position in the Midland Football League, the clash against ninth placed Lye will be a challenge, especially given the recent good form of the visitors which includes a 6-1 thumping of Loughborough University on Tuesday and a 1-0 win over AFC Wulfrunians on Saturday.

Lye’s top scorer this season is captain James Spray who has notched ten goals in his 22 appearances so far in this campaign.

Admission is £5/£3 and under 16s free. Crucially, the 442 Sports Bar will be open and – yes – the kitchen will be open before the game for lovers of fine food.

If you’ve not been down before, Saturday’s game should be a cracker.