Friday night football at the Goldstar as Felixstowe & Walton host Hadleigh United

Stuart Ainsley

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It’s Friday night football at the Goldstar with Felixstowe & Walton going head to head tonight with Hadleigh United.

The visitors are on their travels for the fifth time in six games, with nothing to show from any of those four previous away trips, which has seen them make their exit from both the FA Vase and Thurlow Nunn League Cup.

A 3-0 home win over Ipswich Wanderers last Saturday gave a boost to the Brettsiders morale and they will be hoping they can build on that result against a home side who surrendered two points last Saturday when they failed to turn their domination against Gt Yarmouth into goals, and they will be looking to make sure there is no repeat tonight.

The Seasiders have two tough cup encounters after this game and will want to add to their points total before travelling to Long Melford in the Suffolk Premier Cup on Tuesday and hosting Haverhill Borough next Saturday in the FA Vase.

The hosts will be without striker Liam Hillyard who has decided to return to Suffolk & Ipswich League football with his former club Achilles.

The striker made 12 appearances for the Seasiders, five from the bench and will be remembered for his spectacular match-winning goal that sent the Seasiders into the third qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Other than Hillyard, O’Donnell should have a full squad to choose from with striker Craig Jennings available and Stuart Ainsley having completed a three match ban.

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On paper this should be a home banker, with the visitors having conceded 14 goals on their travels while the home side have scored a dozen in their four home games to date, but this is a fixture that rarely goes to form.

n Kick-off at The Goldstar tonight is 7.45pm