Blueboys looking to hand Dunstable Town first loss of the season
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LONDON Colney boss admitted is would be “lovely” to hand Dunstable Town their first loss of the season.
The Blueboys’ opposition on Thursday are the only team left in English football left without a blemish on their record, something Ryan Thompson hopes his team can change.
“It would be lovely to be the first team to beat them,” he told the Herts Ad.
“It will be a massive task though. We will have to be well organised and hopefully we can knick something.”
“Massive task” may be an understatement against a team that has won 28 of their 33 league games this year, scored over 100 goals and conceded just 26 times.
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However, Colney, in their first season in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division, have not been an easy win for anyone this year.
“When we came up we wanted to be competitive. That was our aim,” added Thompson.
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“We said if we stay clear of the relegation zone and finish mid-table then we’ll have achieve what we wanted. We’re in sixth place at the moment, which is a massive achievement considering a lot of the lads haven’t played at this level.”
Thompson continued that his squad has been “decimated” by long-term injured but he admitted he has been fortunate that the players he has brought up from the reserves have performed “excellently”.
He highlighted Yasin Boodhoo as one example. Boodhoo started the year in the third team, worked his way into the reserves before cementing his place in the first team after injuries.
Thompson said he is now one of the first names on the team sheet.
With Aidy Chaves and Jake Coxall expected to make their debuts against Dunstable Town, plus a squad of young, talented players, Thompson believes the future of London Colney is bright if they can keep the team together next year.
Next season is still nine games away and Thompson’s immediate goal is to beat Dunstable Town.