Brimscombe & Thrupp manager Sam Prior has praised his sides efforts this season and has called for one final push, as the Lilywhites go into their final four league games in the Hellenic Premier.
Despite currently leading the way in the table but having played more games than their rivals, Brimscombe know that two of their remaining four games are against title rivals – meaning they can still affect where the Hellenic League title is going this season.
After a home fixture with Royal Wootton Bassett on Saturday, a mouth watering double header sees Brimscombe host Wantage Town at the Meadow on 23rd March before a trip to Brackley Town Saints on the 13th April.
If it goes down to the final weekend of the season, then Brimscombe & Thrupp will have the chance to add three more points to their tally with a home fixture with Abingdon United. Prior knows that the odds aren’t in their favour due to the games in hand, but he remains positive with the effort and performances his side have produced.
“We have four games left, 12 points to play for and if we can win as many as we can, then we give ourselves every chance of finishing as high as possible. I have been delighted with our season so far and the boys deserve all the credit for everything they have done, and ultimately the position we are in.
Whatever happens, I’m over the moon with our efforts this season and we have an opportunity to finish the season as strong as possible.” Prior added.
Prior will be looking for his side to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat at Tuffley Rovers last weekend, when they welcome Bassett to The Meadow on Saturday – but the Brimscombe manager knows it won’t be an easy game for his side.
“It’s important to bounce back straight after the Tuffley game, a game that I felt we actually played ok in. We created chances but our quality in the final 1/3 let us down on the day. But all credit goes to Tuffley as they deserved their win and we need to respond on Saturday in a tough game, against a resilient Bassett side.
Bassett will be a tough test for us and we don’t really have the greatest record against them in league fixtures. Hopefully we can relax now the everything’s out of our hands and can get back to playing how we were a few games ago.
Our 1-1 draw at their place in December was a disappointing result as we played superbly on the night and conceded a sloppy after dominating most of the play. Hopefully we can at least recreate the performance this weekend and get the three points.”
Brimscombe & Thrupp welcome Royal Wootton Bassett Town to The Meadow on Saturday 16th March, kick off at 15:00.
Check out the full list of fixtures in and around the county this weekend right here.