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ASH Edenborough is hoping for his first full match in nearly a month after recovering from the ‘most painful’ injury of his footballing career.
The striker received a knee in back in Supermarine’s 3-1 Division One South & West win at Abingdon on August 21 and found even mundane domestic tasks difficult to perform in the aftermath.
Now fully recovered having come on for the second half of the 6-0 FA Cup thrashing by Totton, the 26-year-old is itching to turn out for 90 minutes against visiting Yate in the preliminary round of the FA Trophy tomorrow.
“I couldn’t feel the injury during the Abingdon game, but after I came off I was having back spasms for a whole week and I couldn’t really rest it due to work,” explained Edenborough.
“Getting in and out of bed was the worst, I’ve never been in so much pain in my life, I could even feel it bending over to pick something up.
“Old men would have felt better than me, but since last week I’ve been fine.
“After last week’s performance, I think we owe it to everyone and ourselves to get a win against Yate.
“It was pretty diabolical and a lot of the players were embarrassed about how we performed.
“It was one of the worst performances I’ve seen from a Supermarine team and we know we’re capable of playing 100 times better.”
Marine will meet local rivals Chippenham in the next round if they negotiate a safe route past the Gloucestershire side, and Edenborough is keen for a match-up against his former team.
“It would be nice to have a good little cup run, last year we went up to Luton and it was a good experience for everyone,” he said.
“I’m desperate to win, I wouldn’t mind going back to Chippenham and beating them.”
Dave Webb - who is without the unavailable Kyle Lapham tomorrow - is pleased to have Edenborough fit again.
The boss said: “It will be good to have Ash back, he was in goalscoring form before his back problems.
“He did OK for 45 minutes against Totton and It will be nice to have someone in contention to support Josh (Parsons).”
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Cayman Islands international Luigi Hernandez is poised to move to Hellenic League outfit Fairford on loan .
Webb has been impressed by the 19-year-old defender but wants him to get competitive games under his belt.
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