With two games left in their season, Staveley Miners Welfare have lifted themselves to fourteenth in Toolstation NCEL Premier Division after a fine recent run. The latest three points for Brett Marshall’s players came at Sandy Lane on Saturday, when the Trojans won 3-2 at fourth-placed Handsworth Parramore –and Staveley’s Conner Williamson was pleased to send the Trojans battlebus merrily on its way back to Inkersall Road with the three points, writes Colin Muncie.
Conner told the Bootiful Game “We were going into the game on the back of a 4-0 loss so we were looking for a reaction as we let down ourselves, the travelling fans who stick by us through thick and thin and more importantly the Chairman. We owed them a result. We thought we played well in the first half of the game but knew we were still in the game and were there to win. The second half couldn’t really have gone better. Players who haven’t really been at their best in recent games had shown up and were practically untouchable at times”.
Next up for Staveley is a home game with promotion-seeking Pickering Town in midweek, and Conner feels that the win at Handsworth gives a sound platform for a big game “Winning the game against a good side who’re 4th in the table showed that we gave the reaction that was needed” he said “Credit to Jas and his team -but we just wanted it more on the day”
“We need to turn up to Tuesdays game the same way- and hopefully we’ll have a say on who goes up and who doesn’t”.