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DSL PREVIEWS: Reynolds refuses to dwell on derby disappointment
UPWEY and Broadwey should be going into tomorrow’s Dorset Senior League showdown with Kingston Lacy looking for a fourth victory of the campaign – but boss Steve Reynolds doesn’t want to dwell on the disappointment of last Saturday’s draw on Portland.
Reynolds saw his side totally dominate their clash with Portland United Reserves last time out, but a combination of not taking their chances and bad luck resulted in the islanders grabbing a last-ditch leveller to make it 1-1.
And although gutted with the final outcome, Reynolds was more than happy with his team’s performance and wants to see more of the same at Redlands tomorrow (3pm).
“We were very disappointed to come away with a point but the lads were superb,” he said. “If we keep that up we are going to give someone a hiding and start moving up the table.
“If we keep playing like we did then we’re not going to lose many games.”
He added: “We’ve added a couple of players to the squad like Craig Bridle, who scored on his debut at Portland, and we needed a few new faces with players away at the start of the season.”
Striker Lee Pattison and defender Nathan Aston are set to return to the squad tomorrow.
As for Portland, they go to Sturminster Newton United (3pm) knowing they got out of jail against Upwey.
Simon Crouch (knee) is still a couple of weeks away from full fitness so Chris Hicks will take a similar squad to that which drew at home last weekend.
“I’m sure the lads will react in the right way after the last game because they have done well on the whole since the season started,” said manager Hicks.
“It was a very good point against Upwey considering we played so poorly and were second best for nearly the whole game.
“We know we need to be much better and everyone is positive we can bounce back.”
Chickerell United are back in action after a weekend off and it is Corfe Mullen away for Steve Coward and his players (3pm).
League leaders Sturminster Mars-hall are without a fixture tomorrow so the Chickens can close the gap at the top to one point with a win.
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