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SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Webb aims for 10th straight win with Marine
SUPERMARINE boss Dave Webb is looking for a big performance from his side in front of what he hopes is a bumper crowd for the game against Bishops Cleeve.
The South Marston club are going in search of their 10th successive league victory after Wednesday night’s game at Sholing was called off, with their recent running seeing them surge up to third in the Southern League Division One South & West table.
The club are offering free tickets to all children and one accompanying adult in a bid to increase numbers at the Webb’s Wood Stadium, with Father Christmas and a raffle making sure of a family friendly afternoon of football.
Webb is pleased with the promotion the club has been able to offer, and is hoping it will inspire his side to yet another victory.
“We are really trying to push the club in the local community which is great,” he said. “We want to be a place where people can come to watch football with their family, enjoy some decent football while they are there and to have some fun.
“The team are doing exceptionally well and playing some nice stuff which is good to watch, and it would be great if we could carry on doing that if we get a big crowd in, and show them what we are all about.
“We are not trying to compete with Swindon Town, but we are the highest placed non-league club in Swindon and it would be great to be able to show some people what we have to offer.”
The Marine boss does not believe the prospect of winning a 10th straight game will distract his players from the job in hand.
“We have been going into every game looking to win, and each time we have our confidence has grown a bit,” he said. “The same can happen when you lose, your confidence can drop, and we have been going into games confident because of the results we have had.
“The test will be when it comes to an end, how will we react? But while we are still so confident we believe we can keep winning.”
Striker TJ Bohane has left the club to return to Shortwood United, and Webb is keen to replace him in the near future.
He said: “We have lost TJ which is a bit of a shame, but it has not really worked out as he wanted here and he has not played too many games, mainly because of how well Josh Parsons and Ash Edenborough have been doing.
“Maybe we need to be getting someone in that position, and I will be looking at that soon.”
Elsewhere in the division, Cirencester Town go to Bridgwater looking to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat to Poole last time out.
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