Dronfield Town saw in 2019 with a great 3-0 home win over Skegness Town at the HE Barnes last weekend, leaving them in ninth place in Toolstation NCEL Division One. They sit just nine points behind this weekend’s visitors, Winterton Rangers, but they have two games in hand on the second-placed West Street club who arrive at Stonelow Road in decent form themselves; and Town Manager, Chris Millington is expecting a testing afternoon at both ends of the park, writes Colin Muncie.
As always, Chris has been doing his homework on the guests from Scunthorpe. “The lads are looking forward to Saturday’s home game against Winterton off the back of a good performance last weekend,” he told TBG. “Our visitors are unbeaten in four and I think – along with Hallam – have the strongest front line in the League, so we will need to make sure that we defend well as a team if we want to get anything out of the game. They are second in the League and right in the promotion mix, so they will definitely be coming to win the game.”
Closer to home, Chris wants his players to regain the high standards – week in, week out – that they have shown for much of the season so far. “Our performances week to week have been a little inconsistent recently; so, my challenge to our players is to put a string of good performances together to cement a place in the top 10 which would be great for us.”
Whilst Chris reveals that it will be good news for his selection options, he admits that his library of mitigating circumstances will be a bit light in the event of a defeat. “We also have a clean bill of health in terms of player availability which is positive from a player point of view,” he reported, “but it takes away the old ‘we had 5 missing this week’ managerial excuse – so I best get thinking of another one if things don’t go our way!”