‘It’s all about the next game’ Plumb warns Harpenden

PUBLISHED: 15:30 19 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:35 19 October 2017

Kyle McLeish scored the third for Harpenden Town against Biggleswade United. 
Picture : KARYN HADDON

Kyle McLeish scored the third for Harpenden Town against Biggleswade United. Picture : KARYN HADDON

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The message from Harpenden Town manager Danny Plumb is clear – feet on the ground and only worry about the next match.

Harry Hunt has scored two in two for Harpenden after returning from injury. Picture: KARYN HADDON Harry Hunt has scored two in two for Harpenden after returning from injury. Picture: KARYN HADDON

He was speaking after his side recorded a very impressive 3-0 win at home to Biggleswade United on Tuesday, the latest in a number of impressive performances that has seen the newly-promoted side leap to third in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division.

Second-half goals from Harry Hunt, Dwayne Duncan and Kyle McLeish sealed the three points but Plumb is determined to keep his players grounded.

He said: “The second half was as good as we’ve played this year. We’ve got quality throughout the side and were solid at the back. So it’s looking really good.

“But it’s just one game, it’s three points. We’re not getting carried away. We’ve got to keep our heads down and concentrate on the next game on Friday.

“We’ve got to worry about that now, not focus on the big picture and take one game at a time. “

That next game is another big one, with Harps heading to Crawley Green tomorrow night (Friday) in the FA Vase first round.

They beat their hosts in the league on Saturday and with the form they are in, they could go into that game with the expectations of favourites.

Plumb, however, is not thinking like that.

“We’ve done nothing yet,” he insisted. “We’ve won nothing so we’ve just got to focus on the next game which is a massive game for the club in the FA Vase.

“We’ve got to go in with the same attitude and see where it takes us.

“I was really pleased with the second half on Tuesday. I’m so proud of the boys as nobody knew how well we would compete.

“But we can’t think about league tables or cups. We’ve just got to focus on the next game.”

The FA Vase clash is being played on Friday night because Barton Rovers, who are landlords in Crawley Green’s groundshare agreement, are also playing at home on Saturday.

“We lose Sam James but we’ve added a few players,” said Plumb. “The development side are top of their league so we had a few of them on the bench and getting Harry Hunt back is a big bonus.

“The club is looking promising with all the work being done behind the scenes but I’m not getting carried away.

“It’s all about the next game.”

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