Going into this weekend’s matches Brimscombe & Thrupp are one of two sides without a league win so far this season, but manager Sam Prior says his side won’t feel sorry for themselves and will stick together ahead of the trip to Burnham.
The Lilywhites go into the game this weekend having won in the last fixture, a 4-0 win over Cirencester Town Development in the Banbury Litho Floodlit Cup last Tuesday and Prior admits any win is useful as his side looks to build momentum after a poor start which has seen them slip to bottom of the table.
“Every win is important at the moment as is every point. We are in a situation we never expected to be in, but we are in. No other side in the league will feel sorry for us, as you would expect and we certainly won’t feel sorry for ourselves.
Different situations and aspects are factors in the start we have had but we can’t use them as excuses. We need to stick together, stay positive and work hard and then the rest will then hopefully follow,” Prior added.
In the win against Cirencester Development, forward James Campbell scored a well taken hattrick off the bench and Prior hopes that the former Longlevens man can kick start a scoring run, starting on Saturday.
“Cammy [James Campbell] took his chances when they came brilliantly against Ciren Development and he more than most in the ranks would have wanted games to get back out there. But it was great to see him find the net and hopefully it is a start of more to follow for him,” Prior said.
Brimscombe go into the game on Saturday as one of many clubs playing for the first time in over 10 days and Prior admitted that the Lilywhites’ league position makes the break between games harder to endure.
“It’s certainly not ideal for us considering our league position,” Prior told us. “We would’ve wanted a game or two to try and find some momentum from somewhere, but as it is, we find ourselves playing after a lengthy break for September.
Burnham on Saturday will be a bloody good side if Paul Shone is in charge, there’s no doubt about it. They won Division One East last year and have a squad full of Hellenic Premier standard players, so it’s going to be as difficult a game as the others have been.
If we can match the quality shown in previous games, excluding the Brackley defeat, then we stand a chance of gaining a positive result this weekend. But in this league if we don’t then we can easily find ourselves on the end of a defeat.” Prior added.
Brimscombe & Thrupp start a run of four away games this Saturday when they head to Burnham in the Hellenic Premier. Kick off 15:00