Updated: Wednesday, 19th June 2019 @ 12:38pm

‘Fighting for their lives’: Ashton United boss says it's make or break for promotion charge

‘Fighting for their lives’: Ashton United boss says it's make or break for promotion charge

By Arandeep Singh Dhillon

Ashton United joint-manager Steve Halford has labelled the upcoming fixtures as ‘make or break’ as his side look to sustain their promotion charge.

Having won their last nine games out of 11, the Hurst Cross side gear up to travel to Stamford on Saturday in the Evo-Stik Premier League.

But Halford has cautioned his players not to take the match lightly, with Stamford sitting in 20th position and battling for survival.

“It will be a tough game, they are good going forward and fighting for their lives but there are no easy games in this league,” he said.

“In our next few fixtures we playing some solid teams and it is a make or break time, we will see if we can make the cut or not.

“But like I’ve said all through the season, we are in good form at the moment, the lads are looking good and the squad is strong with their being a big competition and people fighting for places now.”

The Robins boss also condemned his team’s poor run of luck in the earlier parts of the season where consistency was an issue.

He said: “Earlier in the season there were games that we didn’t deserve to lose, we were getting beaten by a superb goal or a bad decision.

“No we are getting a bit of luck that we didn’t get and also winning a few games that maybe we don’t deserve to but it evens itself out.

“The players are looking confident and we hope that lady luck is on our side for the final part of the season.”

Picture courtesy of Iain Lees, with thanks.

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