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In the Dugout with Matt – 6.12.14

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to what promises to be a highly entertaining game of football. This afternoon we welcome Bilston Town to Long lane Park, and of course this game is always that little bit more special as it is a local derby. This rivalry has stood the test of time and it does mean a lot to both sets of supporters. I can promise the Red Army faithful that the lads will be left in no doubt as to how much this game means to you as fans. As long as we apply ourselves as we have done in the last two games I am sure we will give it a real go.

The last two performances have summed up what I have come to expect of any Willenhall team that takes to the park. Commitment, effort, teamwork and basic hard work.

Malvern was an excellent display. However this hard earned point was not just a case of defending for ninety minutes. We took the game to a team who were sixth in the league at the time. Obviously we had to withstand some pressure, but the way we attacked and played in positive areas made me proud. We probably could have had the game wrapped up before they scored and it would of been deserved. This is why I was so pleased to come out with a point. A year ago we would of lost.

On to Tuesday’s game against Racing Club Warwick and a break from league action. We have had one adventure in a cup this season and I told the lads this should be no different. It took us a while to get going however when we scored our first goal I thought we controlled the game for long periods. The way we saw the game out was professional and we played some excellent football at times. It was a deserved win and we now look forward to the next round.

I hope you all enjoy the game this afternoon and hopefully we will get the three points that can continue to help us climb the league.

I would also like to wish the players, officials and fans of Bilston a safe journey home after the game.

Yours in Sport

Matt Whitehouse

Manager

Published by Russell Eynon