Ahead of our home game to Dunstable Town tomorrow (the last league encounter at the Victoria Ground this month) manager Bren Kelly has previewed the encounter, whilst reflecting on out recent FA Trophy defeat to Corby, the latest from training and information on our friendly on Tuesday 16th October – the memorial game for Thomas Jones.
“This Saturday we face a difficult game against Dunstable Town, who have only lost one in the last five games in our league division and will certainly provide a stern test of our character and ability.
“We go into the game coming off the back of a defeat to Corby last week, who managed the game brilliantly in my opinion and really stifled us, especially in the second half.
“We couldn’t get into a rhythm and play our normal flowing football and, credit to them, they did that very well.
“What was also disappointing was the individual errors we made and at this level it was there for all to see that we will definitely get punished for our mistakes.
“However, on a positive note, we certainly competed and are looking forward to similar tests in the future – as long as we learn from what happened last week, we should be okay.
“Training was good this week, with numbers hitting the 20 mark and all the lads fighting to keep their place in the squad. I do have a few headaches but I don’t mind as it’s all part for the job.
“I will also be looking to add to the squad in the next week or so to make sure we are constantly improving and constantly progressing.
“We need to maintain our good start and get stronger and stronger as a squad to make sure whatever 11 is picked for a game, it’ll be good enough to match anyone.
“Also last week, we had the emotional task of paying tribute to one of our own who sadly passed away.
“Thomas Jones played for Sporting from U12s to 18s and served the club really well.
“As a club we would like to pass our condolences to Tom’s family and friends and, as a gesture, we will be holding a friendly in Tom’s name against the RAF Senior Football Team, managed by our very own Kev Barry on Tuesday the 16th at the VG, with a 7.45pm kick off.
“All proceeds will go to Tom’s family, so please spread the word and support the event as much as possible – details of the game are on our website and my Twitter feed.
“We are back to the bread and butter of a good old league game and we can’t wait – thank you once again to our Sporting faithful for your support – we will do all we can to get the three points for you.”