MATCH PREVIEW: BASFORD (A)

Jan 25, 2024 | Club News

RYLANDS ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Returning home from Workington with a point from last Saturday’s 2-2 draw, we travel south to Nottinghamhire on Saturday to play Basford United in a NPL Premier Division game, kick off 3pm.

After seven seasons in the Northern Premier League, Basford United were switched back to Southern League Premier Division Central for one season before rejoining the NPL fold last summer.

Having finished last season in 15th place life back in the NPL has not been easy for Basford United who have spent most of the season so far struggling in the lower reaches of the table, having spent a long time in the relegation zone they have been hovering above the dreaded dotted line since mid-November.

Losing 4-1 at Ilkeston Town last Saturday Basford are 18th in the NPL Premier Division and also 18th in the Division’s current form table with two wins and four defeats in their last six games while Rylands, with 1 win, 4 draws and a defeat are 13th in the current form table.

Earlier this season Basford United visited The Hive Arena on Saturday 25th November when they took a point home from a 1-1 draw in which Adama Sidibeh scored a late equalizer for Rylands after Basford had taken the lead in the 63rd minute through Remaye Campbell.

It was one of ten games we have drawn this season, a total bettered only by Bamber Bridge who have ended up all square on 11 occasions.

Having won 4 of their 14 home games with 4 draws and 6 defeats, Basford have the 16th best home record in the NPL Premier Division this season while we remain unbeaten in the league on our travels and have the 3rd best away record, 5 wins and 8 draws, in the Division.

Basford United play at Mill Street Playing Fields, Grenwich Avenue, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0LD