Club want one more for the road
First Team Manager Ian Whitehorne is hoping for more rich picking this evening, as his inform Clubbies head over to one of their happy hunting grounds - The Aspire Lyme Valley Stadium - where they face Newcastle Town (kick off 7:45pm)
Ian spoke of his expectations ahead of tonight’s game, and pointed to the recent rich run of form on the road, and plans to continue this with a good result: “Newcastle are middle of the table, they are six points behind us, and they were unfortunate not to come away with all three points on Saturday at Romulus where they were held to a 2-2 draw. We’ve got to go there, and as long as we are doing what we have been doing recently, we’d be happy to take a result on the road.”
“Our aim was to be in or around the pack coming up to Christmas, I think we are in or around the pack, so we are where we thought we’d be. Our form on the road has been quite good, we’ve won our last three games, and we play with a bit of freedom when we are away from home. It will be interesting tonight, it is a big pitch down there, and we’ve tended to do well down there.”
It isn’t a place that Club have done badly at in recent years: “It’s not a place where we think it’s a difficult place to get a result, we won there last year and the year before that, and got a draw the year before that with a scratch team. On that night we had a 16 year old forward in Ryan Ruddiforth playing right-back, and we were unlucky not to win, after Jonah Gosling has put us in front after five minutes. It’s a place that I’d consider to be a happy hunting ground, so I’m hoping that run will continue, and we’ll come back up here with a positive result.”
There will be a coach running tonight from the Home of Football leaving at 4:30pm, and there are limited spaces available if you want to join the team, ring Steve Muff on 07735547455.
Directions by Car are as follows: Follow the A38 through Derby to the A50, take this towards Stoke-on-Trent. When you get to the roundabout adjacent to the Britannia Stadium (Stoke City), go onto the A500 following the signs M6 South. At the junction with the motorway turn right up the bank (A519) towards Newcastle. At the second roundabout turn right into Stafford Avenue and then take the first left into Tittensor Road (sign-posted Newcastle Town) to the ground. Parking is at the end of what appears to be a park causeway, with a medium sized car park at the end. Sat Nav: ST5 3BX.