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Wincanton Town boss realistic about run but wants team to extend form

By Western Gazette - North Dorset  |  Posted: February 21, 2013

Wincanton Town

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WINCANTON Town boss Paul Down accepts his side’s fine form will one day end but has urged his team to make the most of it whilst it lasts.

The Toolstation Western League hopefuls built on a 4-0 demolition of Magna Dorset Premier League big guns Hamworthy Rec by beating “bogey side” Parley Sports 5-1, smashing four goals in the first half.

Wincanton are now eight points off league leaders Holt United but with four games in hand. They entertain Blandford United at Moor Lane on Saturday and even though there are doubts over the pitch, Down said his men were brimming with confidence.

“The pitch is very wet but if we can get a dry week with some wind we will play,” he said. “I would think it was 50-50 at this stage and that’s a bit frustrating because we want to keep going.

“We have really hit form. We want a run of 12 or 15 games and if we can do that we will be right up there. We know we will have ups and downs and blips, but if we play like we are in the vein of form we are in we are not scared of anybody.

“We are not that naive to think that this run will continue for the next three months, there will be a dip as there are a lot of games to play.

“Saturday against Blandford is sort of a local derby for us, they’re not that far from us. We know it will be a competitive game but we are going in to the game confident that we can get a win.”

Matt Chant’s brace helped Wincanton to their 12th triumph of the season, scoring either side of the break. Danny Golden fired home yet another 30-yard free kick, with former Yeovil Town youngster and Shepton Mallet man Ren Turnock joining Luke Stephens amongst the scorers.

After recent poor performances at Parley, Down was pleased to get the monkey of their back in such emphatic fashion.

“We laid that bogey to rest,” he said. “It was a good result for us down there as we have found the past two years tricky.

“On Saturday the lads carried on the form from the week before when we beat Hamworthy Rec. We were 4-1 up at half time and comfortably so, which is unusual for a game against Parley as they normally put up quite a fight.

“We’re in good form, scoring plenty of goals. In the second half we knew the games was won so shut up shop and got the substitutes on.

“It was a good performance all round and right throughout the side. Everyone is playing well at the moment, we have just got to keep it going. But there is a long way to go yet.”

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