It’s sure to be an intriguing Toolstation NCEL League Cup clash at Manse Lane tonight when Knaresborough Town, leaders of Division One, meet a Maltby Main sitting third in the Premier Division and fresh from their win in the South Yorkshire derby with Parkgate on Saturday- and Knaresborough Assistant Manager Paul Clayton , whilst eagerly anticipating the game,remains somewhat bewildered by the structure of the competition, writes Colin Muncie.
Paul told the Bootiful Game “It’s a game we’re really looking forward to, as it’s a chance to test ourselves against a team who are currently third in the Division above us. However, the League has got to be our priority so we’ll make 3 or 4 changes from the starting eleven from the last two league games. We have lads coming back from injury and others who have been unavailable, so it is a great game for the players to get their match sharpness back”.
“I have said a few times before that the format of the League Cup puzzles me” Paul said “This is our third game in the competition, but it’s Maltby’s first- and we’re still only down to last 32 teams?? Having said all that we will be trying hard to win the game and I hope the supporters turn up in numbers as it should be a cracking game- as I am sure Maltby will also want to progress in the competition”.