Selston won’t underestimate Central Midlands newcomers

Selston manager Craig Weston
Selston manager Craig Weston

Selston boss Craig Weston says Central Midlands newcomers South Normanton are not to be underestimated when the two teams face each other on Saturday.

The Shiners sit fourth in the South Division despite a 2-1 defeat at home to Southwell City last time out but Weston’s team will be fully focused at the task at hand.

“Not a lot of people know a lot about them,” said Weston. “They are new to this league but must have something about them to sit fourth. They’ve done things on the quiet as well. People talk about Sherwood and Hucknall all the time.”

Leaders Selston maintained their position at the top with a slender 2-1 win over bottom team Holbrook St Michaels, thanks to goals from Ben and Carl Moore.

And, although not too pleased with the display by his troops, Weston was happy to leave with the points on what he described as a difficult afternoon for his squad.

He said: “It was a really tough game. I thought Holbrook St Michaels went about the game well. We were not at our best on a difficult surface but overall I was pleased to get the three points. And the three points is the most important thing.

“I wasn’t best pleased with the performance on Saturday. We have to give credit to Holbrook. They worked very well, very hard and shut us down when we looked to attack. They didn’t let us play or get into any kind of rhythm.”

And added: “I’d much prefer to not play well and pick up the points than the other way round. We were not at our best and we also picked up some niggling injuries so all in all it wasn’t a very good afternoon, despite getting the points.”