Knaresborough Town up to third after sixth straight league win
Knaresborough Town boss Brian Davey says his NCEL Division One high-flyers are enjoying every minute of their winning streak ahead of two crunch matches this week.
Striker Steve Bromley struck a hat-trick and Craig Heard scored one as Boro beat Askern Villa 4-1 away on Saturday.
The pair then were on target again on Tuesday as they helped their side to a sixth straight win, beating Clipstone Welfare 2-0 to go third.
Now, Davey prepares his side for two away trips in four days. They travel to second placed Athersley Recreation on Saturday before heading to Teversley on Tuesday evening.
Davey said his side have earned their place as a top five side in the league.
He said: “We feel we are as good as anyone. We are playing well and getting better every game.”
“Come the end of the season if the title is there to play for, we will give it all we have.
“We are keeping the same side and going into games quite strong and confident.
“We are trying to be organised and play with a smile on our faces.
“When you start winning you enjoy it and it becomes a habit.
“If you don’t want to feel bad you have to keep winning games.”
Boro let slip a two-goal lead in the final embers of the game in their earlier meeting with Athersley and the manager hopes his side can atone for that draw on Saturday.
“It was probably the most disappointing game of the season so far.” he said.
“I’m hoping they will be a bit rusty as they have had a few players return for them in the last weeks.”
Boro beat sixth placed Teversal 5-2 at home but Davey said he expected a tough encounter.
“They were really good last time. We scored three goals as they tired but they were strong and very organised,” he said.
Bromley could have added to his tally on Tuesday after missing a late header and having a goal chalked off for offside.
Heard’s 14th minute continued his own fine spell with five goals in four matches.
Davey paid tribute to his forwards’ form this season and said his side had found scoring easy this year.
He said: “Steve’s playing well. He’s got himself really fit and he’s scored more goals.”
And the boss said his side were a bit unlucky on Saturday.
“We went quite strong and fancied our chances,” he added.
“Unfortunately we gave them a goal start.
“But as we settled down we got better and better. We could have scored a bit more.”
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