Perry ready for Brixworth challenge

Wollaston skipper Chris Perry
Wollaston skipper Chris Perry

Chris Perry expects another difficult encounter when Brixworth visit London Road in the NCL Premier Division this weekend.The Wollaston captain, whose side are one of two who are yet to beaten this season with leaders Finedon the other, are fifth in the table and a single point behind Brixworth and he thinks the contest will follow a similar pattern to games from previous years.

He said: “We normally have a good game against them.

“They’ve got a decent top order and a good spinner (Colin Sibley) and there aren’t really any easy games at the minute.

“We’ll stick together, as we always try to do, and hopefully we’ll come out on top.”

Wollaston have been a bit of a surprise package this year after a poor 2012 with excellent victories against Northampton Saints and Peterborough already to their credit but last year was something of an aberration for a side who have improved consistently since coming into the top flight.

And Perry is of the opinion that keeping a core group of players together has been the key to their consolidation in the Premier Division.

He added: “We’ve had to work out ways of playing in this division and the experience we’ve gained has definitely helped in that regard.

“We’ve tended to raise our game the better sides we’ve played against and that’s shown in the results.

“Our aim is always to be competitive for the seven hours that we’re on the field and we’re doing that more and more.”

Elsewhere, Finedon will be short odds to continue their unbeaten run when they make the short trip to bottom markers Wellingborough Town.

Andy Daniels’ men lead the standings by 18 points from the Saints who travel to Oundle.

Defending champions Peterborough are third in the table, giving the top three a familiar look and they will fancy their chances of putting pressure on the pacesetters as they make the journey to struggling Stony Stratford.

Burton Latimer, who have lost all five of their games, entertain Rushton who are also without a win to their name.

The final fixture of the round sees Old Northamptonians on the road at Horton House.