Supermarine to make changes for Melksham clash
SEAN Millwaters has promised a shake-up in selection as Supermarine prepare to head to the site of one of their early-season successes.
The South Marston side travel to Melksham in Dorset & Wilts 1 North tomorrow, the venue where Supermarine triumphed 17-14 in the first round of the Dorset & Wilts Senior Vase last month.
Millwaters was last night poised to make a number of switches off the back of defeats to Devizes 2nds and Minety, the head coach revealing that personnel and position changes were on the menu.
“After last week we had a look at it and I think we will have a bit of a shake-up this week, because some people need to realise they aren’t the first name on the team sheet,” said Millwaters.
“I think because we haven’t got the deepest squad going, people think they can missing training because they are going to get picked anyway. As a club we’re not big enough to say no train, no play.
“But if there are players who aren’t training and others of similar ability who are, then we will pick those who are training.
“As a coaching team we’re not afraid of making these changes, we have to look at what we’ve got and pick the best team from what is available.
“We want to look at a couple of new players and a couple of players in new positions.”
Melksham are two places above Supermarine in the table and although his team gained the psychological edge over their Wiltshire rivals last month, Millwaters has warned of a tough test ahead.
“We beat them 17-14 in the cup and we know we’re going to get a hard game up front and we’re going to have to compete and play well,” he said.
“They will try and punch holes in our defence and move it wide when they have done the damage.
“We’ll select a team to combat Melksham’s strengths but also have a bit of a mini-shake-up ourselves.”
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