Bassett skipper eyes positive Sherborne result
6:00am Friday 11th January 2013 in Latest Sport News
WOOTTON Bassett captain David Martin would be happy to take points of any kind from his team’s trip to high-flying Sherborne in Southern Counties South this weekend.
Bassett, who secured their first win in six league outings against Oakmeadians last time out, make the long trip to Dorset to take on the second-placed side knowing they have more important matches to come over the course of the next two months.
The Ballards Ash side, who themselves are not yet clear of the drop, are still to face relegation-threatened Walcot, rock-bottom Supermarine and midtable Weymouth - matches which on paper Martin’s men stand more of a chance of walking away from with a victory.
Therefore, the Bassett skipper is not setting his sights too high this Saturday, stressing that even a bonus point would be a good return for his team.
“They’re at the top of the league so they’ll be flying high. They had a close match last week and they’re obviously strong at home,” he said.
“It’s a long journey and I think we’ve just got to try to play our game and build on the confidence of the good set pieces that we had and try to work on that.
“We’ve got to save our energies. It’s every game at a time, and all those cliches, but you have to be totally focused on those games that you know you need to win and put all your energies into those.
“If we were able to get something out of the game then we’d be happy, but I’m not going to be gutted if we don’t win.”