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Hallam may need snookers to win the title but they are in the right frame of mind

Whilst the superstars of the green baize return to The Crucible Theatre tomorrow, a few miles away at Sandygate, Hallam take on Selby Town; and according to Joint Manager Scott Bates, it’s The Countrymen who need snookers if they are to pip Campion and Grimsby Borough to the title, writes Ian Robinson.

And, while reflecting on Tuesday evening’s home defeat against new leaders Campion, Assistant Manager Dean Bamforth was still in a positive frame of mind, telling us, “Obviously we’re disappointed with Tuesday but there’s no time to sulk. We’re a team that sticks together and won’t lay down for anyone, and the lads know we’ll be going out to win the last three and finish the season strong, as our volunteers and fans deserve it. Each remaining game will have its own motivations and we’ll be pressing that home.”

The final word goes to Joint Manager Stephen Whitehead who acknowledged that winning their remaining games is all they can now do. “We need a win just to keep the pressure on the teams in front and who knows, let’s see what happens. I’m expecting Selby to be strong so our lads will have to dust themselves down from Tuesday’s disappointing result and get back to the levels they have been at for the majority of the season to get the all important three points; which will keep us in touching distance on this now short run in.”

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