Hard work and returning striker can boost solid start
JAMIE Manley believes hard work combined with the return of a striker he considers amongst the best in the league will result in a flying start for Sherborne Town.
The Raleigh Grove club enter an early free weekend boosted by Toolstation Western League Premier Division victory at familiar foes Bridport and progression in the FA Cup at the expense of Christchurch.
Manager Manley hailed the work rate of his side so far this season, adding the return of Marc Caines from holiday will further boost Sherborne's attacking options.
"All of the lads were raring to go for the FA Cup and we stepped up to the mark," he said. "Christchurch are a decent side and played good football but we just worked so hard, we never know when we're beaten.
"All of the lads have done really well. We have been without arguably one of the best strikers in the league in Marc Caines and we have coped well without him. When he's back he will obviously bring another dimension to the side.
"We are looking to build on our wins, pick up points and move up the league. That's our plan and everyone at Sherborne wants to enjoy the football, which is the main thing."
Sherborne Town - who play their first home game following ground works next month - will now face First Division Corsham Town on August 31 after they humbled top flight Gillingham Town in the Extra Qualifying Round, battling from behind to triumph 3-1.
Manley added: "I don't mind playing cup games away, it's a good day and a bit different. I am sure we will take a few fans as we had a great support at Christchurch.
"It won't be an easy game after what they did on Saturday but we will give it a really good go. As long as we're organised we will give anyone a game."