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Lechlade to 'concentrate on own game'
6:00am Friday 31st August 2012 in Sport
LECHLADE skipper Paul Godding will urge his players to concentrate on their own game as they bid to claim the Wiltshire Division title at home to Wootton Bassett tomorrow.
The Manor Ground side went top of the table following a magnificent one-wicket win over title rivals Great Bedwyn last weekend, and only three points separate the pair and Burbage & Easton Royal going into the final round of games.
If Lechlade can beat Bassett the other two sides will need to better their bonus points total to secure the title, but Godding believes his side need-not worry about how their rivals get on.
He said: “We will have the strongest team out as possible and we will just concentrate on winning our game as best as we can and hope that will be sufficient for us to secure us the title.
“The pressure is on both Burbage & Easton Royal and Great Bedwyn to better our result as we have the advantage of the tie break over both of them in the event of tied points.”
Lechlade will delay naming their team until Saturday morning in a hope that the extensive injury list will improve, with Paul Loxton battling a groin injury and Adrian Stenner and Sam Burdock suffering a broken and dislocated thumb respectively.
Anthony Pettifer has also not trained because of a swollen knee, but coach Luke Sellars is hopeful some or all will make a recovery.
“We hope all of our injured will be okay for Saturday but we have placed several squad players on standby,” he said.
“Stenner’s is very sore following last week’s game, but he is determined to play through the pain one last time this season.
“Loxton is doubtful and Pettifer and Burdock are 50/50 to play.”