Blues to host high-flyers
Blues face the first of three successive home Saturday games when Basingstoke Town are the visitors to the ProKit UK Stadium, kick-off 3pm.
Rod Stringer’s side will be up against a Basingstoke team who have started the season in fine form and sit third in the table with four wins from six games.
The visitors will include former Blue Liam Enver-Marum in their line-up, and Stortford fans will be interested to see how he plays against his old team. A frustrating time at the ProKit UK Stadium saw him net three times in 11 league games but his move to Basingstoke just before the transfer deadline saw his hit a rich vein of form with eight goals in nine games.
This season has proved to be more frustrating with one goal in their first six league games – all of which he started – and has picked up four yellow cards in the process.
Blues added pacey forward Rod Young to their squad on a four month loan from Welling United on Friday and the former Norwich City striker made an instant impact as he linked up well with Mikel Suarez , so hopefully there will be plenty for Stortford fans to shout about on Saturday, and Stringer is hoping for plenty of support:
“Hopefully we can put a few smiles on people’s faces. I know there’s been a few moans about the performances and talk about different systems, but it’s equally frustrating for the coaching staff.”
The two games against Basingstoke last season couldn’t have been more contrasting. Town visited Stortford just before Christmas, and in appalling conditions the Blues ran out 5-3 with Enver-Marum and Cliff Akurang each hitting a brace. The return in April proved to be utterly dull as the sides shared a goalless draw.