Tough challenges keep on coming for bubbling Alcester Town - The Redditch Standard

Tough challenges keep on coming for bubbling Alcester Town

Redditch Editorial 4th Feb, 2016 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

JAMES ROBBINS has urged his buoyant Alcester Town side to beware of complacency as they look to build on their superb 1-0 victory at table-topping FC Stratford.

Robbins’ troops extended their winning run in all competitions to seven matches as Matt Layton bagged the winner in Saturday’s encounter, but another stern test now looms as Alcester head to second placed Leamington Hibernian in Midland League Division Three on Saturday (3pm).

Another win would put Town within five points of Hibs but Robbins knows only their best is likely to do in the quest for another maximum points haul.

“We’re in for another big test on Saturday but it is a game we very much look forward to,” said the player-manager.

“Following the win over FC Stratford we go into the game full of confidence but the lads understand we cannot drop our standards and must continue to match the levels we have set ourselves.

“Hibs have been going very well this season. Their pitch is never the best and I don’t expect it to be a pretty game, but we have shown we have real characters in the squad who are willing to roll their sleeves up and fight for points and that is vital in order to be successful in this league.

“Prior to the Inkberrow game, I stated the next four games would go a long way to shaping our season. We have won the first two of those matches and we will be looking to continue our excellent form.”

Former Leamington Hibernian player Matt Trinder starts his three-match ban following his sending-off against Inkberrow, whilst another ex-Hibs man, Adam Trinder, is expected to be out for another three weeks with a hamstring problem having missed the last two matches.

On the plus side, Kieran Downey is available again after completing his three-match suspension.


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