We welcome Oadby Town to Elderstubbs on Tuesday night, looking to complete a double over the Leicestershire-based outfit as we secured a win 2-1 at Freeway Park, last October.
Here’s everything you need to know about Nick Brett’s side ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off…
One To Watch
Striker Samuel Hollis is at the heart of Oadby’s rise to their current midtable Premier Division position since his summer move from Stamford.
Hollis made his name by finding the net for St Andrews, Barwell, Quorn and Stamford. Last season, the forward again showed his ability in front of goal as he found the back of the net 4 times in 16 games whilst on loan at Deeping Rangers.
This season, however, the striker has already hit 20 goals with 11 games still to play.
Last Three Meetings
27 October, 2018 – Oadby 1-2 Town – Premier Division (Emery 11, Creaney 90pen)
17 April, 2018 – Oadby 2-1 Town – Premier Division (Creaney 23)
3 October, 2017 – Town 3-1 Oadby – Premier Division (Fitzgerald 19, Bettles 32, McGowan 69)
We left Freewary Park with on third away win on the bounce with a dramatic 2-1 win against the Poachers back in October.
After a first half produced plenty of goalmouth action, as Town took the lead within 11 minutes through Luke Emery as the forward fired fiercely past Taylor McMillian. It didn’t take much time, but Oadby found a way back into the game as Sam Hollis equalised with a neat finish five minutes later.
It was to be Daventry’s night, however, as, Adam Creaney picked himself up after being fouled in the box to secure a late winner from the spot.
Oadby have been performing well in the Premier Division this season under Brett as they sit ninth coming into Tuesday’s game.
The heights the Poachers have hit so far this season have been largely due to their impressive record against the teams below them in the league, having lost just four of their games this campaign against the current bottom 10 teams.
Their record against the division’s current top six teams is certainly less than desirable, however, as they’ve lost five out of their seven games against the sides above them so far – their only wins in that period coming against Pinchbeck United and Rugby Town, both at Freeway Park.