This Saturday the Badgers travel to Scunthorpe to face worthy opponents Crowle Colts. This will be our first time facing Crowle. The Colts have a history of winning trophies and also many name changes.
The club was established in 1963 as Axholme Wanders and then in 1967 they changed to Crowle United. Until 1996 when it was the end of the line for the club. The club reformed as Crowle FC in 1998 and then was renamed to Crowle Colts at the beginning of the millennium. In the 2015-16 season they won every league game and collected three trophies at the end of the season. They joined the Central Midlands for the 2018-19 season, where they were promoted to the Black Dragon North Division after their first season in the CMFL. Quite a success, they were very unlucky to not be the champions as Sutton Rovers beat them on goal difference.
With the Colts only playing 14 games so far this season they’re in an impressive 7th place and could easily go further up the table with the games in hand that they have. In their last game they beat Renishaw Rangers 2-1 who earlier in the season we struggled against and ended up losing 4-3. So Crowle is definitely not going to be an easy game. They also got a well-earned draw versus Harworth back in January after Crowle’s danger man Kurt Robinson got the equaliser. Crowle’s Thomas Finnigan is also one to watch with 14 goals and 3 assists in 12 appearances this season.
The Badgers doubt that Brandon Kane will be available for Saturday with him still nurturing a knee injury. But except from Kane there are no other worries for Liam when picking his 16 man squad. After only getting a point against Newark, United are hoping to return to winning ways and carry on the unbeaten run which was extended to ten last weekend.
The game will kick off at 14:00 at Windsor Park so make sure you’re there in plenty of time, the game is free entry so there is even more reason to come and show your support. Up the Badgers!