Speaking to the club website and the Bootiful Game, Swallownest Manager Jordan Stocks reflects on that memorable evening at Selby Town last Tuesday, tells us how pleased he is to have both of his goalkeepers available for the weekend, and considers Saturday’s awkward-looking clash with AFC Emley AFC, writes Margaret Gregory.
Jordan, you must have been delighted to progress to the semi-finals of the NCEL League Cup after winning the penalty shoot-out with Selby.
It’s good to speak following last night’s game; as in recent weeks we played very well again, retained the ball and played with a good tempo, but yesterday was all about one thing…. getting in the hat.
We made hard work of it, granted, but we got there. We let Selby back into it and they took the opportunity; unfortunately, it was the 88th minute, so we had to dig in and go again through extra time. It was good to see the togetherness and bravery of the side to dig in for one another and get what we deserved. “So, we look forward to the draw”
Of course, it didn’t help much on the day, but the overturn of Josh Lill’s red (from the game away at Hallam) is good news. Do you expect to be at full strength for Saturday’s game?
It was great to see common sense prevail in getting Josh’s red card overturned; the decision cost us the game but it’s done and dusted. It’s just a massive bonus for us to have him available for us. He is probably one of the best keepers in this Division – and the Premier – and any team would miss him.
AFC Emley have had a real mixed bag of results since Marlon Adams and Darren Hepworth came in. They’ve been involved in some high-scoring games, and have lost narrowly to some of the big guns, but had a good win over Winterton Rangers last time out. What are you expecting from them this Saturday?
Yes, I’ve noticed that Emley are a mixed bag but that’s like a lot of teams in this League – they look capable of beating anyone. But we won’t be focusing on them too much; we feel if we look after our game, we should be able to dictate the outcome – but that’s up to us.
Jordan Stocks was talking to the Swallownest FC Website.