BY NICK WILSON
Basingstoke travel to Cambridgeshire on Saturday for their 19th league match of the season, taking on St. Neots Town. The hosts currently lie in 12th place in the Southern League Premier Division, four places and three points above their visitors. A win for Basingstoke would see them leapfrog their opponents in the table.
St. Neots will be looking to build on a middling home record so far, with three wins, three draws and three losses giving them a total of 12 points from nine games. Basingstoke on the other hand, will be looking to continue where they left off in their last away game, ending their six game losing run in securing a first away point since the end of August from a dominant performance at Kings Langley.
St. Neots enter the game on a good run of form, having avoided defeat for the last six games, although four have been draws, with victories coming away to lowly Gosport Borough and Farnborough. Basingstoke will be looking to improve on their recent run as a succession of away games has helped see them slip down the table with just one win in the last six league matches.
Basingstoke will also be hoping for improvement on the injury front, Jack McKnight was an unused substitute against Kings Lynn while Michael Atkinson also has an outside chance of being available for the game. Ashleigh Artwell and Dan Bayliss remain out. St Neots will be trying to come to terms with the loss of forward Dylan Williams who suffered a serious injury in training earlier in the week.