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Thursday, November 29, 2012
A RAINSOAKED weekend has Takeley raring to get back on the pitch and kick on with their league campaign.
The Station Road outfit’s game against Enfield was called off on Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch. Steve Castle’s side also have the weekend off, returning to league action on Wednesday against Bowers & Pitsea.
Despite beating them comfortably twice last year and finishing at opposite ends of the Essex Senior League, Castle knows the nature of the league means past results count for nothing.
“This league the teams change on a yearly basis so don’t think that result from last year will make a difference. They are not doing tremendously this year but I have heard that they the standard has gone up,” he told the Broadcast.
The enforced break has given the boss time to assess his team and bring in a new player to bolster his defence. Tom Querry has joined the squad from Aveley, and so far he has impressed his new manager.
“We need more players, especially in defence,” said Castle.
“We have conceded too many goals this season so to get a steady left back with a great left foot will add quality to the side.”
The break has also left Castle to ponder what could have been following his side’s elimination from the FA Vase at the hands of Hartford.
“Going out of the Vase was a big blow for us. We were the better team and created the better chances but we couldn’t finish them,” he said.
“At the end of the day you have a competition which has a lot of prestige so to get through to the latter stages would have been a great achievement and it would have been good for the club financially and commercially.”
Castle added that his side will now concentrate on the league, adding his side’s form was not far from where he wanted it to be.
Takeley travel to Bowers and Pitsea on Wednesday, December 5.