Message from Manager

It was good to get back to winning ways on Saturday with a win against Malmesbury Victoria, we went into the game missing Jack Burnett, Danny Golden, Tom Morris, Elliot Mann, Matt Morley and Connor Williams so it really tested our squad to the limit and allowed us to bring in Patty Golden, Iwan Walters and Darren Shearer from the reserves. Patty Golden and Matt Peters both started for us for the first time this season and both did well. Peters scoring and getting an assist too which was good to see as we were missing some real fire power from last year, Connor Williams and Tom Morris who both scored close to 40 goals between them. The game should have been over when we went 2-0 up but a slip from keeper Jamie Rothwell allowed them to make it 2-1 and make for a nervy couple of minutes, although I never really felt we were going to do anything other than win the game. Since then we have had a departure from Moor Lane, Elliot Mann who we signed in the summer has decided to join his old club Sherborne Town, Elliot is a good lad and a talented player, however after only completing one full ninety minutes for us in the league this season (at home versus Portishead) and with the lure of his old club and manager calling he decided he would be better served joining them for the rest of the season, I understand his decision entirely and he goes with all of our best wishes and no ill feeling. With one forward leaving we have had the massive news this week that our striker Connor Williams has been told he is allowed to start football activities again after not kicking a ball since mid July where he got injured in the away friendly versus Gillingham, Connor was brilliant for us last season and is a huge player for us, we all feared the worst when we lost him however to be 5th in the league as I write this and in the next round of the FA Vase is a credit to the rest of the lads and the effort they have put in and none less so than fellow striker Marcus Cooke who scored again on Saturday taking his tally to 8 for the season. Marcus has had plenty of injury problems of his own over the years so to be performing the way he is really is brilliant to see. This weekend we have as tough a test as we could have had at this stage of the competition, Plymouth Parkway have won 9 from 9 so far in the league this season scoring 43 goals and conceding just 5 and we know full well this is going to be a very tough game, however we have nothing to lose and all to gain and go into the game with no fear, all support would be hugely appreciated this Saturday, Moor lane 3pm, see you there!

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