Saturday 19th January 2019
Thame United v Didcot Town
Southern League Division One Central
Thame United host Didcot Town on Saturday at the ASM Stadium and look to gain revenge for two defeats to their guests already this season, losing by five goals to three in September in the cup and then by the odd goal in three at the beginning of October in Southern League Division One Central action. Going into the fixture the home side sit in fourth place whilst Didcot are a place and a point below and a win for either side would then put the pressure on third place Corby who sit five points ahead of United albeit with a game in hand, the top eight or nine sides are starting to pull away from the rest as the season nears its final third and the race for promotion and play-off places hots up. The visitors were eight unbeaten before Tuesday night’s defeat at Bromsgrove, whilst Thame are unbeaten this year and have only lost three times in their last fourteen fixtures, this is quite possibly the game of the weekend in this division!
This week Sports Shots caught up with United striker Lynton Goss to ask how long he’s been at the club & how he joined:
I’ve been at Thame United for nearly three years now and loved every second of it. I was young and wanted to get game time, Westy (Mark West) rang me and we had a good chat, which was when he told me that was exactly what I would get at this club
What position and formation gets the best out of Lynton?
Well I player striker obviously, playing four-four-two with a strike partner has been the most successful for me so far since being here
How is the season going so far?
I feel like it’s going really well this season, I was injured for the whole of pre-season and some of the games at the beginning of the league campaign so my fitness levels are not one hundred percent yet. Personally, I think my performances so far have been good but I still need to score more goals, I’ll always work my hardest and give it my all no matter who we are playing
Didcot this week who’ve beaten Thame twice this season already, how will the squad adjust for this one?
I wasn’t available for either of those two games at their place so can’t really answer that, but I am looking forward to this one, if everyone works hard then I am positive we can come away with the three points
We asked Lynton if he thinks they can still win the league or are the play-offs all they are concentrating on now:
As a team we are happy to be playing for something and to be in this position makes all the boys work even harder and want to win even more, I don’t feel like we can win the league as the gap is too big. I’m happy to play anyone in the play-offs, it doesn’t bother me as on our day we know we can beat anyone in this division
Rounding up, we asked Lynton how Thame have fared in their last three games that have seen wins at Kidlington & North Leigh sandwiched by a home draw with Cambridge City:
We could have won all three of those games, it’s nice to win but we do need to start controlling games more and be more positive straight from kick off, it seems to take us too long to get going in most of our games
Sports Shots would like to thank Lynton for his time this week