Saturday 10th February 2018
The 61 FC (Luton) v Mursley United
Spartan South Midlands Division Two
Mursley United FC
Fourth placed Mursley United travel down to twelfth placed 61 FC on Saturday looking for their first win in four games and put some pressure on the top three sides in the division. Last week’s defeat at league leaders Park View was preceded by two draws at home, and so Saturday provides the opportunity for United to get back on track.
Sports Shots this week caught up with latest at the club through manager Anthony Lands, and first asked how last week’s game went:
Last week-end we travelled to top of the league Park View. We travelled missing too many players from our previous squads and had to reshuffle our back line once again, and we looked light in offensive areas. After conceding two goals in the first half, I thought we were excellent after the break, scoring early and then applying lots of pressure but just missed that bit of quality in the final third that was needed. A draw would have been a fair result if I’m honest, but when you don’t put the ball in the net you get punished as we have found out too many times this season. But we go into this week with confidence from our second half performance
And on to this week:
This week we play 61 FC who we had one of our better performances against back in October, we scored plenty that day, so we are hopeful we can travel down and pick up the three points in what will most likely be difficult conditions. They will prove once again to be a physical test but with our squad I would expect us to cope with that
Any squad news:
We are missing Ellis (Spence), Ryan (Lee) and our number one Sam (Jay) but we have more than enough quality to cover these positions and will be looking to give an opportunity to recently signed Brett (Harper) whilst we welcome back Fritz (John Mullholland), Simon (Hodges) and Del (Lewis Delahaye). Jamie (Lands) will again play in goal after his superb display last week, whilst club captain Jamie Green and team captain Adam Bone will continue their excellent run in central midfield. We are also hoping to get two further players signed on and involved in the squad
And finally catching up with any other news regarding Mursley:
Recently the club have launched a brand-new website, and the committee are working really hard behind the scenes to ensure Mursley United have the best opportunity to progress in the next few seasons, and also have ambitions for another competitive Under 18 side after last season. These are exciting times to be involved at Mursley, & I’d like to thank all the volunteers at the club, they really are all great people who care, and I hope we can get the three points on Saturday just for them. I’d also like to wish the best of luck to all the MK based clubs, and also a massive well done to Scott Reynolds and to Leighton Town for their run in the FA Vase, and wish them well in the quarter finals
To view the new Mursley United website click here: http://www.mursleyunitedfc.co.uk/
Sports Shots would like to thank Anthony for his time this week.