That first sprout of Christmas lunch will taste all the better – if that’s possible – for either Shirebrook Town (12th) or Harworth Colliery (19th) as the two clubs lock horns in Toolstation NCEL Division One on Saturday – and home Manager, Town’s Alan Widdowson, wants his players to kick on from that late draw at East Yorkshire Carnegie last weekend, writes Colin Muncie.
“We welcome Harworth to Langwith Road,” Alan told TBG. “This will be a battle between two teams that need the points to get back on track. We dug out a very good point last week in terrible conditions – so we now have to build on the performance and give our loyal fans a happy early Christmas pressie of three points. We know the task ahead of us – and if we put in a good defensive performance, like we did last week, we will create chances at the other end. Hopefully we will have the quality to put those chances away.”
Alan is expecting Colliery to come out swinging. “Harworth will make it difficult because they are scraping for every point themselves,” he warned. “We have to be patient – and then clinical – in front of goal when the chances come.”
“Lastly, I would like to wish all the players, our committee members and supporters a very Happy Christmas, and a Happy Christmas to all at the NCEL – and the Bootiful Game.”