TEAM Bury will hope to jump straight back into the FA Cup qualification places when they travel to March Town United tomorrow (3pm).
The in-form Blues were narrowly beaten by title-chasing Godmanchester Rovers on Saturday, allowing Swaffham Town to leapfrog them into 10th.
They entered the match with five league wins in seven games and will be hoping to bounce straight back to that sort of form against a March outfit who have just one win from their last six games.
Manager Ross Wilding — who will be without Dan Hitching, Phil Weavers, Josh Curry, Adam Burroughs and Saturday’s goalscorer Ryan Clark — said: “We beat March earlier this month at home, so we definitely have a chance.
“It’s going to be tough with the changes, but we will work hard at training with the guys who will be coming in.”
Meanwhile, second-bottom Stowmarket Town face a crucial match in their battle to avoid the First Division wooden spoon when they visit basement boys Cornard United tomorrow (3pm).
In the Ridgeons League Premier Division, in-form Walsham-le-Willows are aiming to shock title-chasing Wroxham for the second time this season when they visit Trafford Park tomorrow (3pm).
The Willows, unbeaten in four matches, will be without Paul Musgrove (unavailable) and Matt Morton (knee), but welcome back Sam Diaper from illness.
Manager Paul Smith said: “Wroxham will be a little bit on tenterhooks and might be getting a few jitters, so we will just try to carry on with what we’ve been doing.
“We will throw as much as we can at them and see if they can deal with it.”
Meanwhile, Mildenhall Town can move a lot closer towards achieving their ambition of a top six finish this season with fixtures against sides close to them in the Ridgeons Premier table.
Hall host Norwich United tomorrow (3pm) looking to leapfrog their visitors in the table, while they will aim to protect their position when welcoming Dereham Town to Recreation Way on Tuesday (7.45pm), with the Magpies just a point behind them.
“They are crucial games,” said Mildenhall manager Christian Appleford. “If we do the right things and play as well as we can, there is no reason why we shouldn’t finish the season strongly.”
Meanwhile, Mildenhall have dropped their reserve side for the foreseeable future, pulling them out of Cambridgeshire Kershaw Senior League Division B.
“We’ve had problems for a little while with player availability so we are restructuring everything,” said Appleford. “The level they were at doesn’t give us anything — it’s got to be right.”