Its Part 2 of the Langwith Road derby this weekend, with FC Bolsover hosting Shirebrook Town, and it’s the ‘home’ team who could be looked on as slight favourites despite the fact that they are still sat at the bottom of Division One, writes Ian Robinson.
Their 1-0 win in their ‘away’ game a fortnight ago was part of their recent improvement in form which has seen them lose just once in their last six games, but Manager Matt Chatfield is fully aware of the size of the task ahead, not only on Saturday but for the rest of the season.
“We go into Saturday’s game against Shirebrook knowing it’s another must win game for the club if we are to start believing that the great escape can still be achieved” he told us.
“It’s been a good December and a good start to the New Year, but we have to start turning these one points into three. It’s not going to be an easy ask because it was a tough game against them just the other week and they will be coming all guns blazing after their defeat last week, so we have to be disciplined and organised if we are to get the three points we need.”
Whilst from the opposite dugout Alan Widdowson said, “We know the importance of this game for us as a group the supporters and committee members of Shirebrook Town. We have got to put the disappointment of the previous few weeks behind us.”
“We had a great reaction from the lads in training, had a good chat and solved some issues. We then worked on our game plan and if we implement it correctly then we will get something from the game.”
“Bolsover are scrapping for every point at the minute and are doing a great job in trying to get out of the impossible situation they were in a few weeks ago. We will go into the game by taking nothing for granted and I know we will have to be at our very best to get a result.”
“If we can do that then the spirits in the changing room will change for the better and for the rest of the season.”