Thirty –three League places will separate Premier Division Hemsworth Miners Welfare and Ollerton Town of Division One when the two clubs meet in the fourth Round of the NCEL League Cup at the Distant Futures Stadium tonight – and although Wells Manager, Wayne Benn, is happy to put their pursuit of the top two in the Premier to one side for 24 hours, don’t think he won’t be taking the tie as seriously as every other game, writes Colin Muncie.
“ I’m looking forward to a break from the League tonight when we entertain Ollerton in the League Cup,” Wayne told the Bootiful Game. “It’s a game we want to win and although we will make a couple of changes we will be going strong, out of respect for our opponents and because it’s a competition we want to do well in. I’ve spoken to a couple of people about Ollerton so we have an idea about how they will set up and we know that Gavin King is a threat but I’m pretty sure Ollerton have other good players amongst them, so we will need to apply ourselves properly. They have nothing to lose and I’m sure they will come and give it a right go, which makes it a dangerous tie for us.”
“We need a professional approach tomorrow,” the Hemsworth Manager warned. “We must be prepared for a tough game and our work rate and enthusiasm must match that of our opponents. If it does – and I will be demanding that it does – then you would like to think that our quality will shine through and that we progress further in the competition.”
“We need a good performance to make sure there are no cup upsets tomorrow night in Fitzwilliam.”