September 23rd, 2016

Town eyeing last four spot in Vase

ALCESTER Town head into Saturday’s (1.30pm) Challenge Vase quarter-final at home to Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons keen to continue the momentum they had built up before the postponement of Saturday’s visit to Badsey Rangers.

James Robbins’ side have been in fine form in Midland League Division Three in rising to eighth place thanks to four successive victories yielding 24 goals and the player-manager is looking for his side to continue their impressive run by progressing in the Vase against a side who sit four places and eight points below them.

Robbins said: “I’m looking forward to Saturday’s game. It’s been a bit stop-start recently due to the weather but we have been training well and we will be looking to put in a strong performance and progress to the semi-finals of the competition.

“It’s important to carry on where we left off in terms of performances and results and I will be looking for the same level of consistency between now and the end of the season.

“Boldmere are always a tough test and I expect nothing different on Saturday. We got the better of them away from home earlier this season (winning 4-2) with a patched-up side.

“That was a performance I was very pleased with and you could say the start of our good run of form in the league, with us now having won six of the last eight including that game.

“I may look to make a couple of changes. We have a few players who have missed out these last few weeks due to our good form but it is a squad game, they must remain patient and take their chance when it comes along.

“The players in question have shown fantastic attitudes, trained very well and have been extremely unlucky not to have started more games. If anyone does come into the starting line up, it certainly won’t weaken it.”

Matt Trinder is cup-tied having appeared as a substitute for Leamington Hibernian in the first round but former Midland Combination League Golden Boot winner Richard Eastell is set to make his first appearance since the opening game of the season against Burntwood Town following his hamstring injury.

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