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 Post subject: BILLINGHAM TOWN v RYTON & CRAWCROOK ALBION PREVIEW
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BILLINGHAM TOWN v RYTON & CRAWCROOK ALBION PREVIEW

As pre-seasons go, it’s fair to say Billingham’s couldn’t have gone any more smoothly than it has done and the positive vibes coming from within the camp, suggests they intend to carry their good form into the new campaign. On paper, Town’s fixture against Ryton & Crawcrook appears to be a ‘shoe in’ and an opportunity to indicate to the rest of the league their serious intentions. However, Ryton do have history against Town for upsetting the ‘apple cart’ so those painful reminders alone, should remove any ideas of complacency.

FOCUS ON RYTON:
In recent seasons, Ryton have endured several heavy defeats against Town but that doesn’t always tell the full story. Despite a 0-8 home drubbing, this time last year and a 4-0 loss in the reverse fixture, they did knock Town out of the EA Memorial Cup and also pulled off a shock 1-0 win here back in March 2017. Results haven’t gone their way during pre-season though and the performance at re-formed Horden was best described as ‘woeful’ by Ryton’s Press. Subsequently, they did fare better against Northern Alliance opposition before rounding things off with a home defeat to Whitley Bay. Manager, Tony Fawcett has used his local knowledge of the Northern Alliance Leagues and built a squad that consists, mainly of youth but he will have been delighted to have retained the services of veteran striker Martyn Hepple who recently turned down a move to Heaton Stannington while stalwart midfielder David Hodges begins his sixth year at the club. Defender, Jamie Dunn has had a productive pre-season, scoring four goals in as many games and Dominic McMahon is another key player, the goalkeeper a former Selby Town man.

ONE TO WATCH: DAVID BELOW
The central defender has been one of Ryton’s most experienced players in recent seasons and they will need to call on his strengths if they are to keep Town quiet on the day. Had a spell with West Allotment Celtic in between but returned to Ryton last season.

RECENT RESULTS:
Ryton 4-1 Whitley Bay ‘A’
Ryton 0-5 Newcastle Benfield
Horden CW 4-2 Ryton
Forest Hall 2-1 Ryton
Cullercoats 0-2 Ryton
Ryton 2-5 Whitley Bay

TALKING TOWN:
Potentially, Paul Edwards & Barry Oliver could be handing out five club debuts and three more for returning heroes (Lee Moore, Jamie Davis & Craig Hutchinson). Goalkeeper Samuel Naylor will join Dan Flounders, Dom Joynes, Matthew Hughes, and Joe Hillerby to the squad subject to availability due to holidays. Mark Dixon has also signed on for another season, a late addition to the registrations but his tenacious qualities are well known amongst supporters. Former Marske defender Ryan Grier featured against York City on Tuesday night and we will monitor that situation in the coming days. The only absentee will be Matthew Robinson who is on holiday.

MATCH INFO:
Northern League Division 2
Saturday 4th August, Bedford Terrace, kick off 3.00pm.
£5 Adults, £3 Concessions, Under 16’s free.



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