10 Dec 2021 in News
Town Manager, James Kinsey, has praised his squad for their work rate and desire ahead of the huge FA Vase game this Saturday.
Following a 5-1 defeat last time out, Town take on Billingham Synthonia in the FA Vase Third Round this Saturday. Whilst from the outside it may have seemed a drumming, James Kinsey says there is no worrying signs following the result.
"The top and bottom of it is the wind in the first half took the game away from us. I know that can sound bitter and Burscough fully deserved the win, they adapted, we didn't. They've hit three unbelievable strikes from outside the box that the wind has carried in and if the conditions wasn't as they was, I think it is a completely different scenario. But we didn't adapt. Myself and my staff had a learning curve on that front. We deserved nothing from the game.
"The atmosphere has been superb this week. The lads are desperate to get back on the pitch and put things right. There is no better opportunity than a big game in a national competition, at home infront of our supporters. They've trained well and their levels have been high."
Town have had a great run in this competition so far, seeing off Litherland Remyca, Bacup Borough, Seaham Red Star and Holker Old Boys, all away from home. The manager hopes having home advantage can provide an extra bow to the sides arrow this weekend.
"Of course you always want a home tie in cup competitions. We've not had that so far this season so we are delighted we can play this one infront of our supporters. We are hoping the locals come and get behind us because these competitions have the potential to really bring a community together. It is something for people to be related to and they can push their local side that extra bit further.
"The support in our games has been fantastic this season. The following numbers are growing and they're getting behind the lads each week. Them being vocal has an effect. A big one too."
Whilst the club can dare to dream, Kinsey isn't getting excited and knows that there is a very good side coming to Ericstan Park to compete for a place in the last thirty two of the competition.
"We've watched them a couple of times since the draw was made and we know that they are a good side. Whenever you play a side from the North East you know you're going to be in for a game. They live and breathe football up there so it makes for a perfect game. We know we are in for a game, but I know they will be coming fearful of our potential. It should be a great day."