Thursday, 5 May 2011

Coaches Comments

Troy Scott - Riverside

This week we face our toughest task playing Knights at their home ground we have not won up there for five or six years. We have one definate change this week with Will Guy out unavailable resulting in Ryan McCarragher coming back in after four weeks out with a back injury and Matt Chapman also comes into the squad after excellent form in the reserves. 

Dane Hudson – Prospect

We are looking forward to the opportunity to concentrate for 90 minutes this week. We let ourselves down last week against ulvie and to their and their coaches credit they worked for 90 minutes, we concentrated for 80 minutes. Olympic are always a difficult opponent  and we share the honours over recent games. If we are to live up to preseason hype, the game this week is one we need to win.

Adam Whitemore – Rangers

In: Adam Beard, Scott Murray
Out: Chris Hunt(inj), Mark Ambrose(inj)

A couple of injuries last week will open up well deserved opportunities for some of our first team squad. Stefan Jago is also an unlikely starter, and if he isn't fit that will mean 3 of our 4 first choice fowards will be unavailable. We've worked really hard to develop depth in our first team squad though, and I'm confident we'll lose nothing with these changes. 
We'll be looking to take a few more chances this week. Last week I thought we were fantastic in the first half especially. We moved the ball brilliantly and had great intensity but just didn't finish the game off when we had the chance, which meant Launceston were always in the game.
Somerset, like United are a good young side whose performances are up and down. We'll be looking to get on top early and set the tempo, but will give the Sharks plenty of respect, particularly given their excellent win over Devonport. Defensively I expect much better shape and concentration.

Tom McGinn - Devonport

Looking forward to local derby with Ulverstone

Like Burton the English import is out suspended but apart from that full squads to select from.

We need a real concentration on finishing chances that are getting made.

Some players really need to take last week’s form forward now after a fighting victory under extreme pressure.

We are really respecting Ulverstone results as they look like a very well balanced and organized team.

Don’t expect anyone to run away with this game as will only be a goal or 2 in it.

Even this early it will be important for both teams not to drop any more points as the league could all of a sudden be out of reach.

It is nice to have a local derby with so many young guns in both teams apart from the odd old one like McKenna.

Nick Owen – Ulverstone

It is always a tough game against Devonport and we are well overdue for a victory. Sam Wood and Haraldo Crocker come into the team at the expense of Callum Foote and Iain Roberts-Thompson. Both were extremely unlucky to be dropped but they still might get a chance to play with injury clouds hanging over our two captains, Ben Foote and Joel Stone. We spent the week focusing on finding different avenues to attack through and hopefully this pays off for our two strikers, Conor Meaney and Michael Grey. Poor old Kenny has 9 or 10 years on all our players but he is a solid experienced target and we’ll be looking to shut him out of the game as best we can. He is easily the best aerial player in the league so he will be closely watched at set pieces. I agree with Tom in that it will probably end up a goal either way.

This will be our first home game for our 50th anniversary so, if you are an Ulvie fan, this would be the game to get along to.

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