Basford To Host Magpies In Friendly

After a 3-3 draw with Clifton All Whites at the weekend, Tuesday night sees Basford United host a second pre-season friendly of the summer, as new Magpies Head Coach Luke Williams brings his Notts County team down to Greenwich Avenue (7.45pm).

Notts have been in pre-season training since Friday and face a side switching from the Northern Premier League to the Southern League Central Division for the 2022/23 campaign and Mark Clifford’s men have one or two new faces in their squad, including much travelled striker Gregg Smith who became the clubs fifth summer signing recently.

Smith is a powerful target man with an excellent goalscoring record having played for the likes of Eastwood Town, Grantham Town, Boston United and Kings Lynn Town amongst others, after debuting in the draw against Clifton, he’ll no doubt offer Notts County defenders a tough test to their first match of the summer under Williams, who himself is likely to include new additions to the County team with the likes of Sam Austin, Geraldo Bajrami, Macaulay Langstaff and Cedwyn Scott all signing in recent weeks.

On Saturday, two more United debutants, in Harvey Grice and Anthony Dwyer, both netted against Clifton, along with Courey Grantham in an entertaining match which got some much needed minutes into the bank of both sets of players.

A step up in quality for United will also bring a healthy local football loving audience on Tuesday, a busy night is expected as Notts head in, and United have released all the information supporters will need ahead of the game.

Re tickets, It is strongly encouraged that home and away fans should purchase tickets in advance via Basford’s club shop (HERE).

Fans will be able to buy these online all the way up to kick off and, on purchase, an electronic barcode will be generated, which they will then have scanned at a dedicated barcode turnstile.

The club state “This allows ground staff to manage a larger-than-usual crowd through a quicker process and prevent queuing.”

Please note that pay-on-the-gate will still be in operation.

Also with car parking limited in and around the venue, where possible, Basford also encourage both sets of fans to travel to Greenwich Avenue on public transport, with Highbury Vale the nearest tram stop.

They state “Limited car parking will be available, and there will be charge of £3 per car to park at the facility on the night.”

*Article provided by Marc Williams (Basford United Correspondent).

*Main image @Basfordutd United were held at the weekend in an entertaining friendly with Clifton.

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