Both Hemsworth Miners Welfare, fourth in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division, and Maltby Main, who sit eighth, have three games in hand on League leaders Yorkshire Amateur as they head into their eagerly-anticipated match-up at Muglet Lane on Saturday; and with third-placed Bridlington Town not involved in League action this weekend, Wells’ Manager, Wayne Benn is keen on a positive result in South Yorkshire – but he knows that it won’t be easy, writes Colin Muncie.
“On Saturday we face what I think will be one of our most difficult games this season when we travel to Maltby,” Wayne admitted. “They are a team that I think will be in the mix at the end of the season – and we will have to be at our best to win the game. They have a good squad, with players at the top end of the pitch who carry a real threat; so, it goes without saying that we will need to defend well and compete well. If we do, we know we have the quality going forward to hurt any team.”
Wayne is expecting that the paying customers will get value for their money. “We are in good shape at the minute, and our aim – as always – will be to be positive and try and win the game.”
“No-one gets an easy ride against Maltby, so any positive result is hard earned,” Wayne summarised, “and I think it should be a decent game between two good sides.”