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Friday, December 14, 2012
TAKELEY boss Steve Castle has called on his players to repeat the form they showed last season in a bid to catapault the team back into contention for the Essex Senior League title.
A club record 13-game unbeaten run, which included nine straight victories, helped ensure the Station Road outfit pushed eventual champions Witham Town all the way in the race for promotion last season and Castle said he would be delighted with more of the same.
This year Takeley lie in seventh place in the league table ahead of what could turn out to be a crucial three games in the run-up to Christmas – starting this Saturday with a derby game against Stansted.
The Airportmen are struggling in the league this year but they did spring a shock on their near neighbours by dumping them out of the cup.
It is an experience Castle said he was keen not to see his team repeat as they look to mount a serious title challenge.
“Stansted turned us over in the cup and I would like to think that history will not repeat itself and we’ll be prepared this time,” he told the Broadcast.
“Obviously we take one game at a time but if we can win the three matches we have before Christmas then it puts us in a great position and right back in the hunt.
“Last year we had an unbelieveable run of 13 games unbeaten, which was fantastic, and if we could repeat that it would be amazing. But this year is slightly different because there is not one team running away with it like Witham Town did, everybody is beating each other,” he added.
Takeley welcome Stansted to Station Road this Saturday, kick-off 3pm.