Terras: Saints crunch for Matthews' men

SERVED HIS BAN: Tim Sills

SERVED HIS BAN: Tim Sills

First published in Football by , Sports Reporter

WEYMOUTH’S clash at St Neots Town tomorrow (3pm) could have the makings of a top-of-the-table contest in the grand scheme of things, although neither manager wants to get carried away this early in the campaign.

The Saints’ joint-boss Zema Abbey played down his side as title favourites before the start of the season, despite the bookmakers strongly tipping them as the team to claim the title.

And Matthews, whose side currently top the division after two games, were as short as second in the betting.

“It’s a big game but every game is big at this time of the season and I want to accumulate as many points as I can, as early as I can,” Matthews told Echosport.

“Pressure comes with doing well and it’s how you handle that pressure, we are enjoying things at the moment but it can all change very quickly in football.

“We just need to keep the lads fresh and hungry and that comes with competition for places, we move to Saturday nice and positive and hopefully we can keep it tight.”

St Neots have opened their account with a 2-0 win at Hereford and a dramatic 3-3 draw against Chesham having been three goals behind.

Like Matthews’ set-up, the Cambridgeshire club have also added a vast array of new faces to their ranks, including last season’s 64-goal strike duo Drew Roberts and Chris Dillon from Chesham, who both did not feature against their old club on Tuesday.

“I know a fair bit about them, we will treat them with respect and take it from there really,” Matthews added.

“It’s important that we pick up points away from home and we enjoy it, I think that if you enjoy your football you tend to play well.”

Ed Palmer is set to come back into the Weymouth squad, as is Tim Sills, who has served his suspension and, if selected, will make his first league appearance this term.

Matthews said: “It will be nice to have Tim available, he is going to have to fight for his place because the lads have done well in the last two games, he is a true professional and he will realise that. Even though he hasn’t played yet, he has been a great influence and a help to me.”


LATEST ODDS
ST NEOTS TOWN v WEYMOUTH
St Neots Town 6-5; Draw 13-5; Weymouth 13-8
DORCHESTER v HEREFORD UNITED
Dorchester 4-6; Draw 11-4; Hereford 7-2
TO WIN THE LEAGUE
Weymouth 6-1; Dorchester 25-1
* Odds courtesy of Jem Racing. Bets accepted in the betting lounge in St Thomas Street, Weymouth or by telephoning 01202 733003.

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8:22am Fri 15 Aug 14

terra firma says...

I am sure I am not alone in thinking that betting is ruining Football. We've already seen charges laid against players, owners, administrators etc across the divide from the Football Leagues down to and including Non-League footie. Corruption appears rife. We are not immune. In the past uspicions have been raised about betting patterns on games involving WFC.

I personally find it utterly crazy that the Premier League in effect condone betting by selling TV rights without ensuring that adverts for betting on the game aren't prohibited. Around the grounds themselves betting adverts appear commonplace.
Now we have the local 'rag' joining in quoting odds on games in previews.
Do we want to clean up football or not?
I am sure I am not alone in thinking that betting is ruining Football. We've already seen charges laid against players, owners, administrators etc across the divide from the Football Leagues down to and including Non-League footie. Corruption appears rife. We are not immune. In the past uspicions have been raised about betting patterns on games involving WFC. I personally find it utterly crazy that the Premier League in effect condone betting by selling TV rights without ensuring that adverts for betting on the game aren't prohibited. Around the grounds themselves betting adverts appear commonplace. Now we have the local 'rag' joining in quoting odds on games in previews. Do we want to clean up football or not? terra firma
  • Score: 7

3:00pm Tue 19 Aug 14

craigbastow1@outlook.com says...

shutup nash odious little man .
shutup nash odious little man . craigbastow1@outlook.com
  • Score: -1

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