Lions Hope For Third Win On The Spin

Match sponsored by Blacks Solicitors

Paul Cox’s Lions will be looking for the third win on the spin on Tuesday night as Boreham Wood come to Nethermoor for the next Vanarama National League fixture with kick-off at 7:45pm. 

The boss’ first league victory was secured in dramatic style on Saturday with a 4-2 scoreline against Solihull Moors on home soil.

Eigth placed Wood come into the fixture in excellent form with their last taste of defeat coming in late September.

They won 2-1 on Saturday at Chester and beat St Albans City 3-1 in the Emirates FA Cup the week before.

Following his first league victory Paul Cox said “I am over the moon for the players, I think the win has been coming. I am just so pleased for the club, the supporters you see how much it meant to them today, it has given us a good base to get started from.”

However the boss thinks there’s still improvements to be made by his side “There’s loads of things we could get better at though, once again concentration comes up and haunts us at times. I just want to enjoy the win, the players have deserved it today, we looked a threat going forward, I’m just looking forward to Tuesday now.”

A further injury was picked up when Hatfield left the pitch in the first half “We lost Will early on, that’s 9 players we have sat in the treatment room now.”

Paul also hailed the impact of new signing Liburd and goalkeeper Jonny Maxted “The most positive was Rowan when he came on, he showed desire to get behind them and the power and pace we knew he had and the finish was excellent. Jonny Maxted has been redundant in a lot of games that I have been here, he is training now in a full time capacity and his hunger to get better is superb.”

The boss also discussed the clubs move to a full time training regime “I was a little bit apprehensive to be honest, it’s not easy saying to players we are going full time. It was a massive decision that was made by myself, the chairman and the board.”

“It was a brave decision, what I mean by that, it is very easy to feel comfortable and not step out of the circle we are in. Medium to long term it will be the best thing this club has ever done.”

Looking ahead to Tuesday night’s fixture Cox stated “It is consistency I am looking for, we have won a game and scored four goals at home.”

“I give credit to the boys in how they have applied themselves, we need to get better at things though. I want us to be in a position where there are positive words alongside our name.”

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