Pressure is back on Ar Tarn, says boss Bradshaw

Chris Bradshaw believes the pressure is back on Desborough Town this weekend
Chris Bradshaw believes the pressure is back on Desborough Town this weekend
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Chris Bradshaw believes the pressure will be back on Desborough Town when they go to Harrowby United in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division tomorrow (Saturday).

Ar Tarn drew 0-0 with fellow high-fliers Eynesbury Rovers last weekend and then booked a trip to Corby Town in the semi-finals of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup with a 4-1 verdict over Sileby Rangers on Tuesday night.

But Bradshaw is now expecting his team to return to winning ways in the league.

“I thought we were excellent last Saturday and we were the better team against Eynesbury,” the Ar Tarn boss said.

“We didn’t get the result we deserved but it shows we able to challenge the top sides in the division.

“The pressure is back on us this weekend. We haven’t won in three league games and a game at Harrowby is one of those where anything other than three points will be disappointing.”

Bradshaw, meanwhile, is delighted to see his team alongside the Steelmen, Kettering Town and Brackley Town in the last four of the Hillier Cup after the win over Sileby, which saw Will Arnold, Leo Adams and Jason Turner (2) on target.

“We are in the semi-finals alongside some big clubs and that’s what we wanted,” he added.

“We want that day out at Sixfields and if we get that, we want to win the whole thing.”

Jon Mitchell is content with Wellingborough Town’s full focus now being on the UCL Premier Division.

The Doughboys had their interest in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup ended by a 5-1 defeat at Brackley Town on Tuesday night.

Mitchell is now preparing for tomorrow’s tough league trip to Deeping Rangers but he is feeling confident after his team claimed a 3-3 draw with Yaxley last weekend.

“We have to move on and we can concentrate solely on the league,” Mitchell said.

“We had a decent result against Yaxley last weekend, although I felt it was a game we could have won.

“It’s a tricky game at Deeping. It’s always a tough place to play and it was the same when I was playing, I think I only won once there.

“But we will look at the game in training and we will set up to try to go there and come back with a positive result.”