Whitworth Cup woe for Kirk Deighton

hsb  Wetherby Athletic v Leeds City.   (130928M6a)
hsb Wetherby Athletic v Leeds City. (130928M6a)

Wetherby Athletic visit Brighouse Old Boys this Saturday, and boss Mark Forster says nothing less than a win will do (2.30pm kick-off).

Forster has stressed the importance of bringing three points back to the Ings as Wetherby currently sit a place below their hosts in 11th.

Saturday’s 2-1 Barkston Ash Cup win over Aberford Albion has boosted Wetherby confidence but Forster believes his team cannot afford to sit on their laurels

“We need the points,” he said.

“It’s a very, very important game. We have to be beating the teams around us.

“Nobody expects us to beat your Bardseys, Leeds Citys or Beestons, but we have to be able to beat the sides around us.

“We do have a very young team, there are six teenagers starting in the first team, and our average age is 19.

“Alan Hansen always claimed you couldn’t win anything with kids but you’ve got to start somewhere.

“We are third or fourth from bottom, but hopefully every week, these kids are getting better.

“I’ll be telling them to go out, be positive.

“They know goals win games and they have to put the ball int he net.

“This is a game we need something from.”

Having gone a goal behind, two strikes from Jed Baile secured Wetherby’s passage to the next round on Saturday.

“It was okay, we’re really struggled for people in both the first and second teams,” said Forster.

“We only had 24 available people across both teams, and considering that we played very well.

“We went a goal down and then came back to win, and it was a good result given it was mainly second teamers out there.

“And our second team also did brilliantly, they won 5-1 in the cup so it was a great result for the club all-round.”