Bottesford Town will put their fine, hard-earned fifth place in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division on the line this weekend when they head West on the M18 to tackle twelfth-placed Staveley Miners Welfare at Inkersall Road on Saturday – and Poachers Assistant Manager, Leigh Herrick, hopes that the team spirit on show at the players’ Yuletide celebration will help his side edge past a Trojans side that he feels are in excellent form, writes Colin Muncie.
“We know what to expect from Staveley,” Leigh warned. “They’ve had a couple of fantastic results against Penistone and Barton and will no doubt be looking to continue their good form. Brett (Marshall, Staveley Manager) and Paul (Ward, Assistant) have done great jobs in the last few years, after their Chairman lowered the budget a few years ago and decided to promote from within. But, as per usual, we will go there ready to do what we do.”
“We had a good Christmas night out last week, the mood in the camp is positive and we’re unbeaten in five,” Leigh asserted. “Hopefully Jack Mac (McMenemy) will get on the score sheet as early as he did on Saturday night.”
“We’ve just one concern as Joe Edwards seemed to disappear early – but hopefully he’ll turn up tomorrow!”