Eighth-placed Dronfield Town will be hoping for more home comforts this weekend when a five-game home run comes to an end with the visit of fifth-placed Worsbrough Bridge Athletic in the NCEL Toolstation Division One – and, as you’d expect, Town Manager Chris Millington has been doing his homework ahead of the clash with the Briggers at the HE Barnes Stadium on Saturday, writes Colin Muncie.
“We are looking forward to what will be a really competitive game against Worsbrough on Saturday,” Chris told TBG. “They currently sit third in the form table with 12 points from the last 6 games so we know we will have to pick up where we left off from last week’s game (a 1-1 home draw with Nostell Miners Welfare) if we are to get anything out of the game. The incentive for us is that a win would put us two points behind them, with three games in hand, as we strive for a top eight finish.”
Dronfield took seven points from their January fixtures, but Chris wants more from his players. “Like most teams at this level, consistency of performance is key,” he admitted, “and it’s the thing that has let us down recently. My challenge to the players is to put another run of good performances together starting on Saturday.”
Nearly 500 people have watched Dronfield’s four fixtures so far in 2019 at Stonelow Road , and Chris is hoping for another decent crowd. “It’s our fifth home game on the bounce, so hopefully we can get a few through the gate again,” Chris said.
“The support recently has been excellent and is appreciated by everyone at the club.”
Whilst Worsbrough boss Lee Morris added, “I am expecting a very tough hard game as they have already beaten us this season and I want to get our own back.”
“They are a very good team and their results this season speaks volumes of the good job their Manager has done, so again we have to keep doing what we’ve done all season. Go away from home and perform to the high standards we have set.”