Match Preview – Thackley (League Cup QF)29th March 2022
The Swans are looking to make it third time lucky against Thackley in the NCEL League Cup as the two sides meet at the Easy Buy Stadium.
Thackley have twice knocked out the Swans in the cup. In 2012 they defeated Barton in the semi-final while a year later they won knocking us out in the third round. Incredibly both times Thackley went on to win the cup.
However the Swans have done the double over Thackley in the league this season. Winning 6-4 at Dennyfield and 2-1 at the Easy Buy Stadium just last week.
Thackley have won two of their last five, as have the Swans. This is potentially Thackley’s penultimate game of the season while Barton have another five.
Who to Watch?
As we saw last week, they have goal threats in Lewis Waddington and Ben Grech-Brooksbank, but don’t discount the likes of Chris Lever, who scored against the Swans last week.
Reserves striker Joel Chapman is to return to the Reserves for the final phase of the season to bolster their ranks. Tom Davie is in contention to start having made his return from injury on Saturday. Taron Hare remains doubtful with an Achilles problem.
Last Five Meetings
|March 19 2022||Home||W2-1 (Baker, T.Waudby)|
|Nov 6 2021||Away||W6-4 (Coley(3), Hinchliffe, Salter, T. Waudby)|
|Nov 19 2019||Away||D3-3 (Salt, Fairhurst, Hinchliffe)|
|April 27 2019||Home||L3-1 (Ajibade)|
|Aug 18 2018||Away||D0-0|
Head to Head
|Ben Hinchliffe (20)||Top Scorer||Ben Grech-Brooksbank (18)|
|212 (4th)||Average Attendance||126 (14th)|