Emley look to get back to winning ways and take a step further in the FA Vase, when they entertain Winterton Rangers in the 2nd qualifying round at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground on Friday night, 8pm kick off.
After last weeks last minute defeat to struggling Pilkington, Emley Joint manager Mark Wilson wants to see a better attitude and application from his players. Wilson was "disappointed by the result" last Saturday in St Helens and claims the players "have the wrong mindset to get the job done." Wilson also bemoaned the players' "lack of professionalism" and said other teams have a "never give up attitude until the end".
Harsh words from the experienced Wilson perhaps, but also honest words from a man who has never given less than 100% on the pitch and off it, he said they "will work hard to right the wrongs ready for Friday".
Assistant coach Steve Nicholson also reflected on last week's defeat and also put some perspective into things ; "the lads have played 3 games in 6 days, including extra time last Sunday, which is bound to take it's toll, Can't see professional players having to do that on top of a days work" hopefully the 6 days off has refreshed some tired bodies ready for the challenge of the Lincolnshire opponents.
Winterton are no strangers to the Emley club, having been in the same league over the past few years and having had plenty of games against each other in that time, they shared the spoils last season when Emley were members of the NCEL, a 2-1 for the Pewits at the Welfare Ground and 3-0 win for Rangers at West Street.
Winterton currently sit 2nd in the NCEL Division 1 table with just 1 defeat, against local rivals North Ferriby, and have a game in hand over leaders Skegness, so will provide an extremely stern test for Emley.
WHEN? Friday 13th September, 8.00pm
WHERE? Fantastic Media Welfare Ground, off Upper Lane, Emley, Huddersfield, HD8 9RE
WHO? Winterton Rangers FC, based a few miles outside Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire, were formed in 1934 and started life in the Scunthorpe and district league before progressing to the Lincolnshire league, then the Yorkshire league, which they won three times before becoming founder members of the NCEL league in 1982, winning the Premier league in 2006/7.
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