After another weekend of local fixtures, Buzz News reporter, Jack Tanner, got the reactions of the managers from Poole Town and Wimborne Town.
Following their 1-1 draw away to Horsham in the FA Cup 3rdQualifying Round, Poole Town manager, Tom Killick caught up with Buzz News.
After their two-year stay in the Vanarama National League South came to an end last season, the Dolphins have adapted well to life back in the seventh tier taking 13 points from their opening eight games.
Killick did not seem worried about his players’ level of fitness ahead of a busy run of fixtures. With only one current injury they should be able to field a strong 11 in the next few fixtures.
Poole’s FA Cup campaign will resume tonight, Tuesday 9thOctober, as they attempt to get past Horsham again in a replay to secure a tie away to Haringey Borough in the 4thQualifying Round. They could potentially face clubs like Sunderland and Yeovil Town if they secure their passage into the First Round proper.
Wimborne have struggled this season after a strange turn of events saw them move up a division despite losing the playoff final to Swindon Supermarine. The resignation of Yorkshire side, Shaw Lane, allowed Wimborne to move up to the Evo Stik Premier Division South.
They are currently sitting bottom of the league with only one win in eight, however manager Matty Holmes is choosing to remain optimistic ahead of relegation six-pointers against Kings Langley and Frome. This comes after a closely fought 1-0 loss away to league-leaders Weymouth.
Holmes has bemoaned the lack of luck his team has had this season, saying that despite some positive performances they are losing by fractions.