SSMFLP; High flyers Wade into Leighton Town

Saturday 10th March 2018

Leighton Town v Biggleswade FC

Spartan South Midlands Premier

Bell Close

K.O. 3.00pm

Leighton Town get back to league duties on Saturday after their recent FA Vase run came to an end two weeks ago, with their promotion battle now back in focus for Scott Reynolds men. The first game back after their cup exit couldn’t be much more difficult with fifth placed Biggleswade FC coming to Leighton on the back of a run that has seen them win six of their last seven league games. However, the Bell Close boys have themselves been in superb recent league form, having won their last nine on the bounce, fourteen of their last sixteen league games, and haven’t lost a league game since November last year.

Ahead of the game manager Scott Reynolds spoke to Sports Shots:

It feels an age since our last match which was the FA Vase quarter-final two weeks ago. A narrow single goal defeat to 1874 Northwich who in my opinion have been one of the most organised & tactically disciplined sides we have faced all season. We had everything in place on the day but just could not create anything clear cut, therefore exiting the competition at the last eight stage. I felt as a team, as we always do, had 110% in every department, our preparations were the same as any other, our expectation to win was the same as any other and we were confident going into the game.

Sadly, football can be very unpredictable & brutal at times, and it just wasn’t to be on the day. As a group, our staff and squad have spoken at length since about using our disappointment, frustrations and anger as added motivation to continue our very impressive league form, and ultimately push for promotion. Squad wise for this week we are very strong, we have an incredibly committed, experienced & talented set of football players here at Leighton Town who are always available to train and play upon every request.

I’ve never had an issue here getting players to play for Leighton Town FC, it’s more about selecting which players to use, managing the team & rotating the squad moving forward to cope with the hectic schedule we have ahead of us. Because of our success in cup competitions this season, along with some bizarre weather, we now find ourselves with eighteen games to play inside eight weeks. We have three matches every week for a month!

Make no mistake, it’s going to be physically & mentally draining but if we can keep our winning run going and maintain our momentum then it could be a very enjoyable & rewarding final third of the season!

Scott Reynolds

Sports Shots would like to thank Scott for his time this week.

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