Fairford Town manager Jody Bevan believes his side will be in a “very close and evenly matched game” ahead of their trip to Berkshire this weekend, to take on Binfield. Writes the Gloucestershire football blog Severn Sport.
Fairford return to league action for the first time in over two weeks and whilst they find themselves still in second place, Bevan admits that he is slightly frustrated with the long break between games.
“When you are winning games you want to be playing as often as possible, so it is somewhat frustrating that Saturday will be our first league game in nearly two and a half weeks – as we have been on a great run in the league. .
The Bitton game has gone and I certainly don’t feel any lingering disappointment personally so I’d be surprised if the players are. We are eager to continue our form in the league,” Bevan added.
Saturday will see Fairford’s return to action after seeing their game called off last weekend and will see the Robins back in action after their 4-0 drubbing at Bitton in the FA Vase.
This weekend sees Fairford head to 5th placed Binfield, who can leapfrog Fairford into 2nd with a win and Bevan knows that his side will be in for a tough test against one of the pre-season favourites for the uhlsport Hellenic League Premier title.
“Binfield will be another tough test for us and they look to be on a very similar path to us. Like us they made a few signings in the summer, signings that made everybody stand up and realise that they were not messing about this season. Looking at their results, they have been very similar to ours and it’s never an easy place to go. Having said that it’s a nice little ground and a decent pitch so it should suit our style of play. I anticipate a very close evenly matched game to be honest,” said Bevan.
Saturday’s game will see three strikers who all have over 10 goals go face-to-face with Connor Thompson (12 goals) spear heading a Robins attack and Binfield pair Sean Moore (18 goals) and Josh Helmore (12 goals) leading from the front for the hosts. The weekend could prove pivotal for Bevan’s men, with leaders Westfields facing a tricky away trip to Reading City after their excursions in the FA Vase in midweek. Bevan also confirmed that Fairford go into the game with a full squad to choose from, other than long-term injured duo Danny Gudger and Biagio Mazzotta.