Dene Whittal-Williams, has given his verdict on Tuesday evening’s Malvern Town game against Hereford Pegasus, which saw us lead 3-2 before the match was abandoned with just over 15 minutes to go following an injury to visiting defender, Jack Lewis.
“First and foremost we hope that the lad is okay and that it was nothing too serious,” he said. “We got the emergency services here to ensure he was safe and well and he was taken to hospital.”
“At the time we had managed to get a foothold in the game having earlier found ourselves 2-1 down despite playing some fantastic stuff at times. I was really pleased with the application and intensity from the lads; we were hit with two sucker-punches soon after taking the lead, but we managed to get back in control of the game. We changed the line-up again; it’s about learning and seeing how certain things work, whilst for the players, they are staking their claims to be part of next season’s squad. Of course we want to do well in this competition and get some silverware, but ultimately it is about building for next season in what we hope will be the level above. The players have to show that they are committed and can improve over a short period of time, which this schedule of games gives them the opportunity to do.”
We are straight back in action on Thursday evening at Newent Town before hosting the same opponents on Saturday, with both games being played behind-closed-doors.
“It’s always tricky against Newent,” added Whittal-Williams. “They work hard and it will be another tough one for us. That said, we’ll go there with smiling faces and in our usual positive mindset and hopefully come away with a winning result.”