Last up in our preview’s of today’s games goes to Maltby Main manager Scott Mason. Today they entertain NCEL Premier Division league leaders Penistone Church in a hotly anticipated match-up.
“Penistone visit today and if I’m honest we need to learn a few things from what Ian Richards has achieved over the last few seasons. He’s created a squad that’s won cup finals, got promotions and is now competing again for promotion.
“We are trying to build something at Maltby just like this. I really feel we are getting close and it’s about getting that dressing room right, building that squad and getting the lads to enjoy it and create a togetherness.
“Our lads have been class all season and every season has its ups and downs. We are probably looking at the last few weeks and feeling a little disappointed. But that’s a sign we have a good squad.
“We want to be winning the big games and we are more than capable in doing so. I’m after a reaction after a midweek defeat away to a very good Yorkshire Amateurs side.
“It was the first time all season we’d conceded more than two goals which after around 35 games it’s a testament to what quality we have at the club.
“I’ve looked into what went wrong and sometimes you need to hold your hands up and say I got things wrong. We have eleven league games left and five of the top six to play so if we are at our best I am sure we will come away with some good results over the next few weeks.
“But first things first we prepare for a very tough game today.”