It’s sure to be an absolute humdinger at the TJ’s Travel Arena in Castleford on Saturday when Toolstation NCEL Division One Play-Off hopefuls Winterton Rangers (7th) and Glasshoughton Welfare (8th) square up –and Glassy’s Joint Manager Lee Vigars is desperate to banish memories of the reverse fixture come three o’clock tomorrow, writes Colin Muncie.
Winterton won by the single goal at West Street back in October, a gem Lee remembers only too well. He told the Bootiful Game “The result from Winterton’s game against FC Bolsover last night puts even more importance on the result when we meet them on Saturday down at our place. I think the lads would agree with me when I say we dished up our worst performance of the season at Winterton back in October. We were awful. Numerous injuries and suspensions didn’t help but we had at least three players starting that game out of position with only one fit body on the bench. Looking back, as a team and as a squad we weren’t in a great place at that time for one reason or another but we couldn’t be any further from that situation now. Confidence, belief and more importantly morale is sky high within this group of players and we’re hoping to show Winterton our true colours this time around”.
Lee’s views on the run-in remain pretty much unchanged-it’s wide open for at least two places. “The Play-Offs have been talked about for a fair few weeks and we’re now getting to the business end of the season” he said. “You can’t help but look at your rivals’ remaining fixtures and try and work out where they might drop points between now and the middle of April. All managers say the same – there’s no ‘gimmes’ in this Division, and recent results have shown exactly that. Personally, I think the Top 4 will remain the same and anyone from 5th placed Selby Town down to 11th placed Campion will feel that Play off football is still achievable. From our point of view we’ll continue to work hard and try and pick up as many points as we possibly can and see where we finish up”.