Flourmen boss Mallows has revenge in mind

Whitworth boss James Mallows
Whitworth boss James Mallows

James Mallows has a bit of revenge in mind this weekend as Whitworth gear up for an important ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One home clash with Melton Town.

The Flourmen sit in eighth place going into the game while Melton are fifth but just one point separates the two teams.

It will be their second meeting this season after Melton claimed a 4-2 home win at the start of October.

And Mallows is hoping his team can set the record straight at London Road tomorrow (Saturday).

He said: “When we played them away, they demolished us to be honest. It was our worst performance of the season.

“So hopefully we can gain a bit of revenge on them and get the three points.

“It won’t be easy because they have really found some form and are going well.

“It’s a tight division. Anyone can beat anyone on their day.

“It’s up to our lads to keep challenging themselves every week and hopefully we can get on another good run, pick up some results and then we see where we are at Christmas and go from there.”

The Flourmen made light work of seeing off Northants Combination side Corby S&L Khalsa in the second round of the NFA Junior Cup last weekend as they romped to a 9-0 success.

And Mallows insists his team are in that competition to win it.

“I think they had a bit of a depleted team so it wasn’t a very even contest,” he added.

“We want to go as far as possible in all the cup competitions we are in, you never enter any competition without having the intention of winning it. Hopefully we can go all the way.”

Elsewhere in Division One this weekend, fourth-placed Raunds Town head to strugglers Woodford United.

There is a local derby at Occupation Road as bottom side Stewarts & Lloyds take on Irchester United while Burton Park Wanderers face a tough trip to third-placed Olney Town.

After their FA Vase run ended in a 7-3 home defeat to Leverstock Green last weekend, Thrapston Town are back in knockout action as they host Northants Combination side Corby Pegasus in the second round of the NFA Junior Cup,

Rushden & Higham United will also be aiming to advance in that competition when they take on Towcester Town at Hayden Road.