Match Preview: Wembley (H) – League
By Leon Waite – @leonwaite98
Three straight defeats towards the middle of February saw United lose ground at the top the league and miss out on a place in the Beds Senior Cup final but have rallied since to score a couple of handsome results.
They dispatched of Harpenden Town 4-1 before avenging a 5-0 defeat at Leverstock Green two years ago by dismantling their hosts by the same scoreline on Saturday to maintain the pressure on the sides above them.
And Alex Salvador’s men now go in search of a third consecutive win and a third success against Wembley this season after two victories against them earlier in the campaign.
The Lions have recovered from a dismal start to sit 14th in the table having placed 9th last term.
Ian Bates’s side lost their opening seven matches in all competitions and it took them eight league outings to pick up their first win.
They have progressed steadily since then and notably hammered 7th place Arlesey Town 6-0 in December. Last time out they beat 6th place Potton United 3-2 at home which was their first win in five games.
United overcame them 3-2 at Vale Farm- three days before Wembley managed their first league win of the new season- and repeated the trick to claim a 3-0 triumph in the Premier Division Cup a few weeks later to extend their unbeaten run against their opponents to five matches.
And they will hope to make it six on Saturday when the two clubs meet at Second Meadow, KO 3pm.