Robson: Blackfield need luck on their side

Blackfield manager John Robson

Blackfield manager John Robson

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Blackfield and Langley boss, John Robson, has prayed for a spell of good luck following a 3-3 draw with Whitchurch United.

The six-goal thriller has left Robson hoping for an injury-free period for his team as he looks to guide them to their second title in three seasons, writes Oliver Harvey.

He said: “We are always looking to get the best 11 on the pitch to match any opposition.”

“I want to be top. I don’t want to be second, but it’s all about luck.”

The Watersiders dominated the opening exchanges, with a superior 3-5-2 formation, however a broken nose for Nicholas Taylor forced Robson into a re-shuffle.

Although a new-look Whitchurch side then came into the ascendancy, Robson was keen to praise his players.

“I’ll take full blame for changing the system but the players didn’t stop giving 100% and even though we got pulled back we looked dangerous on the front foot.”

While Taylor will be a doubt to start Tuesdays clash with Alresford, Dave Ewen will not feature following his red card.

Robson admits that Ewen, who opened the scoring from the penalty spot, will be missed when Alresford visit.

“He has his deficiencies, but he is a winner, and he inspires his team-mates around him.”

Robson is confident that his squad is starting to take the shape of champions, and hopes that he can keep his squad fit for a cup-run as well as a title charge.

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