Saturday 30th December 2017
Newport Pagnell Town v Holbeach United
United Counties League Premier Division
Newport Pagnell Town host Holbeach United on Saturday at Willen Road at the slightly earlier time of 2pm. The game is dependent on a 9.30am pitch inspection to be held due to the recent weather, and the club ensures an early decision will be made. Should the game get the go ahead it will be the game of the day in the UCL Premier as top play third, and with both sides losing on Tuesday the pressure at the top of the league will now increase as we go into 2018.
This week Sports Shots caught up with Town striker Tom Liversedge and asked what they know about their opponents:
We don’t know too much about them to be honest, but we’re expecting them to be big and strong as they always have been. They are where they are in the league for a reason so we know it will be a tough game
We asked if the squad are confident of holding on to their current position as league leaders?
The gaffer (Darren Lynch) has built a decent squad this year and I know we’re capable of achieving promotion providing we apply ourselves right in every game we have left. Every team wants to beat ‘top of the league’ and that automatically lifts anyone we play at the moment, we just have to ensure we stick to playing how we have all season and if we can then that gives us a great chance
With a defeat & a draw over Christmas, has anything changed to cause the dip in recent form?
We have no excuses for the last two games, we simply weren’t good enough and that is something we are desperate to put right, starting on Saturday
So how is life for Tom at Newport?
I’m really enjoying it here, we have a great bunch of lads and we are a really tight nit bunch and that always helps when you have long old season ahead
Finally, having played previously for Bedford Town & AFC Rushden & Diamonds amongst others, we asked Tom how his current club compares to his previous clubs:
I’ve had my fair share of clubs but I can honestly say this is up there with the best. I had the choice of quite a few clubs to join this season after deciding to start playing again following a long knee injury, but after playing a few games with this group we have, chatting to the gaffer, & seeing the set up here it was an easy choice. I like things to be done properly and I knew from the start that would be the case at Newport
Sports Shots would like to thank Tom for his time this week.