Boro target teversal win

hsb  Knaresborough Town celebrate their first goal against Rossington Main.  (130112M3a)
hsb Knaresborough Town celebrate their first goal against Rossington Main. (130112M3a)

Knaresborough Town aim to continue to upset the NCEL Division One form book with a win at Teversal on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

No matches were played in the league at the weekend because of the weather, so Boro remain third, just five points behind leaders Athersely Recreation, despite being promoted this season.

Now Boro, who have not been beaten twice by any side this season, face seventh-placed Teversal, who were on the receiving end of a 5-2 Manse Lane thrashing in October.

Boro manager Brian Davey praised the Nottinghamshire outfit, and is relishing the match at Carnarvon Street.

He said: “We played them early in the season, and scored some late goals.

“I thought they were one of the best teams we have played this season.

“They helped to show us the ropes in the first couple of months, the club was very helpful.

“I have never been to their ground, it’s another new place for us to visit.”

Boro’s next four scheduled matches are to be played away from home, and the manager admits the club will have little control over whether fixtures go ahead. He knows this could lead to a backlog.

The manager said: “We have one of the best draining pitches in the area, but we have a big run of away games on the trot.

“We are restricted on whether or not they go ahead, so there could be a build-up of games.

“At the moment we just want to get some games on.

“We want to play as many matches as we can.”

With 14 matches left to play, Davey is backing his troops to make a strong finish.

He said: “In the last four or five years we have always finished the season strongly.

“We won nine out of our last ten games last season, so we are hopeful to get good results this year, too.

“This season we expect to be fighting for every point.”

He added: “We have to keep our great run going.

“If everyone can keep fit while we aren’t playing we can look forward to the future.”

This weekend will be the first away match for new signing Craig Heard, who scored a double in Boro’s 2-1 home win over Rossington Main earlier this month.

The manager said: “Craig is looking forward to playing again.

“He had the flu after the Rossington match, but he was so pleased to get the goals.”

Long-term injury doubts Danny Wright and Colin Heath are not expected to return to league action before the end of the season.