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Pinchbeck United host Loughborough Students in United Counties League Premier Division North match

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Pinchbeck United boss Lewis Thorogood is hoping his side can make the most of their home comforts after a run of five successive away games.

The Knights are back in action at the Sir Halley Stewart ground on Wednesday night when they host Loughborough Students in a United Counties League Premier Division North match.

Pinchbeck go into the contest having been unable to pick up any points from their tough run of away days which has included visits to Long Eaton, Anstey Nomads, Eastwood, Skegness Town and Heanor where the Knights were beaten 3-1 at the weekend.

Pinchbeck boss Lewis Thorogood. Photo: Chris Lowndes (52972482)
Pinchbeck boss Lewis Thorogood. Photo: Chris Lowndes (52972482)

They now face three successive home games with Wednesday’s match being followed by matches against Leicester Nirvana and Boston Town over the next two weekends.

Thorogood said: “We need to get back home and play some home games again because it’s genuinely been killing us.

“Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that we’re getting so many away games out of the way but there has been no points return from them.

“The teams we have played of late have mostly been up there with the likes of Anstey and Long Eaton, who are probably going to win the league, while Eastwood have real momentum.

“Skegness are in and around the top places and it’s a difficult place to go as everybody knows.

“We have played away games at teams that have got real momentum or rarely concede points at home.

“We just need to play some home games where we can control things and not to have to travel anywhere.”

The Loughborough match was scheduled to take place 10 days ago but had to be put back due to Spalding United’s FA Trophy tie with Tamworth.

The student side are currently in fourth spot following Saturday’s 5-1 home win over Deeping Rangers while Pinchbeck are in 15th place.

Thorogood added: “I want now us to get into double figure points because it’s a psychological milestone and then we can kick on.

“We have to pick our battles a little bit though because Loughborough will be a very good outfit.”

The Knights have boosted their ranks by signing Boston United Academy youngster Zane Millar who netted their goal at the weekend.

Millar has previously played for Boston Town in the United Counties League this season.

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