City make the trip to Haughmond, Shrewsbury tomorrow for the final game of the 2021-22 season. Haughmond, who currently sit bottom of the table, will pose a tough challenge for The Blue And Whites as they look to secure 3 points, with points per game being vitally important ahead of the pending non-league reshuffle this summer.
The last meeting between the two sides, only 3 weeks back at Claines Lane, saw City run out very comfortable winners in a 6-0 drubbing. Demetri Brown was in unstoppable form, scoring 4, along with Will Gibbons and Aaron Roberts picking up a goal each.
With The Blue And Whites looking certain to finish in 4th position, barring a huge goal difference swing, it's been a positive season that has seen Tim Harris move the club in the right direction. Considering the multiple injuries, broken bones and bad luck that has besieged the team throughout the year, including the bedding in of a number of Youth Section graduates, it's been a big step forward on the pitch for the football club.
City come in to the tie in strong league form, picking up 3 wins, 1 draw and just 1 defeat to Champions Hanley Town over the last 5 games. Wins against Uttoxeter Town, Wolverhampton Casuals and Haughmond and a draw at Stourport have seen City score 16 goals, with just 2 conceded.
Haughmond's previous 5 fixtures have seen defeats to Bewdley Town, Stourport Swifts, City and Boldmere St Michaels, having picked up just 1 point drawing with Racing Club Warwick.
Injury-ravaged City will once again be without James Douglas, Billy Shaw, Will Gibbons, Sam Hall and Sam Whitton. Josh Schuck may also miss the game after picking up an injury.
Jude Hill has recovered from both Covid and a groin strain and is likely to feature, along with Chris Withington who trained well on Thursday evening.
Demetri Brown has returned to Rushall Olympic for the final few games of their season, as The Pics look to make a final push towards the play offs.
Shrewsbury Sports Village,
3pm Kick Off