St Martins vs Town: Preview

25 Nov 2019 in News

St Martins vs Town

Town head coach, James Kinsey, has spurred on his players to show their full potential and demonstrate why they have the quality to be more than mid-table, as they prepare to play St Martin’s who are second from bottom.

Kinsey believes the correct mentality with zero complacency is key to such as St Martin’s are without a league victory since the 10th August, a run which included a 2-0 away loss to Wythenshawe.  

And despite aspiring for promotion this season, Town are situated in tenth nine points behind Abbey Hey in fourth, but have two games in hand with a 1-0 loss in their last league game to Vauxhall Motors – the top four gain promotion.  

However, prior to such loss, it was only their second defeat since St Martin’s last win and arrived second in the form table behind Vauxhall.

Whilst Kinsey does not believe it is “make or break” for results just yet, he is looking for consistency and the correct mentality from his players in their promotion push.

“I don’t think it’s make or break just yet, but we do need to start getting some points on the board.

“We’ve got to travel down there on a Tuesday night and there’s no doubt about it that they will be right up for it, so the lads can’t afford any complacency at all – it’s important we keep a good mentality.

“We’ve done nothing yet and to everybody outside the club, Wythenshawe Town are just a mid-table side right now.

“We have the quality to be more than a mid-table side without doubt, but the top and bottom of it is the table shows we are sat in tenth – we’ve lost a quarter of our matches.

“If we turn up and perform, we will beat anybody on our day. It boils down to whether we are 100% at it in every game – that will be the deciding factor come May.

“We’ve just got to work hard and ensure we are consistent. The rest will fall into place” he said.

And whilst this is a St Martin’s side on a 13-match winless run, Kinsey is still adamant that they will present their own unique challenge that Town will need to overcome.

“They’ve changed a manager not too long ago so that always throws in a curveball and they will also be used to playing on the 3G, that’s something we will have to adapt to – we’ve got the personnel to do that though.

“Nobody gives you anything in this league and tomorrow will be no different” he added.

A return to league action for Town in Shropshire, before they shift their focus to a massive FA Vase tie against Consett on the weekend.

 

-       Edward Hardy

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