We caught up with manager Lee Fowler to check on how the build up to the new season is going. He had this to say, “Well, to be honest, just having two training sessions before we played our first game (against Mold) wasn’t ideal, and so we fielded two teams in each half to ease the lads in and to manage the work load. And we did similar against Buckley.
As it was so early on in our preparation, we felt cancelling the Guilsfield match was the best decision for us, under the circumstances. I can only apologise to Guilsfield for having to make that call, as the last thing I wanted to do was to disrupt anyone’s schedule, but we really needed to work on the fitness and conditioning of the lads in our squad. So, we felt it would be beneficial to get more of a physical hit into the players all week and not just on the match, which would have risked fatigue and maybe injury, which we can ill afford.
The Holywell game will be a good test. I signed for them many moons ago, but unfortunately never played a game. But under Jonny they are on an upwards trajectory and they have recruited well and last week achieved a good win against Nomads, so they will be filled with confidence. It will be local game between two great rivals so I expect it to be played in a competitive manner, even though it’s still only a pre-season match.
We now move into the second part of our pre season, which is working on fitness, together with how we are looking both in and out of possession .
We are still actively recruiting, and we have many irons in fire and will hopefully be announcing more signings in time for the start of the season.
As I’ve said previously, patience is key and timing is even more so. The reality is, that it’s a condensed market with everyone all playing poke, and not willing to show their hands too soon, that applies to both managers and players. “
Todays game at Holywell kicks off at 2-30pm and admission is £5 Adults, £3 Concessions