This weekend Maidstone United are away to York City, with both sides taking up two of the four relegation spots in the National League the result of this match could decide the fate of both teams this season.
Last time these two clubs met at the Gallagher stadium, the score was one all and neither side could be separated on the day. Maidstone United will be looking to improve upon this result.
Team news for the Stones is Yemi Odubade could be on the bench a real a positive for Maidstone United and Jay Saunders but Stones fans must wait a couple more weeks to see central defender/defensive midfielder Jake McCarthy who is still recovering from an ankle injury.
York City are starting to get some form together and the Stones are suffering from a lack of form.
Despite a lack of form the Stones squad does not suffer for a lack of team morale, point in case the team huddle. The Stones huddle shows a sign of unity throughout the squad, speaks the importance of the team by communicating vision, clarity, and a mentality of we are in this together.
The truth is we are in this together players, fans, and management of Maidstone United all need to come together now for the last fifteen games of the league season. Points are precious, every game must now be treated like a cup final and every opportunity to feature in these matches a gift.
I see this game being a psychological test for both sides, for the winners a precious three points for the losers a possible a defeat that spells relegation.
Stones fan prediction : York City 1 – 2 Maidstone United
I have gone with a Stones victory and I feel the Maidstone United players will seize this opportunity to prove psychologically we are not beaten yet.
Come on you Stones!!!