Heath hit the road as Lacey targets top-three finish

PUBLISHED: 09:50 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

COLNEY HEATH management duo Scott Lacey and Wes Awad have had their players running across the St Albans bypass flyovers as they look to rediscover the form that pushed The Magpies into the top five. With the weather causing havoc, teams have been forced

COLNEY HEATH management duo Scott Lacey and Wes Awad have had their players running across the St Albans bypass flyovers as they look to rediscover the form that pushed The Magpies into the top five.

With the weather causing havoc, teams have been forced to look at different forms of training as Lacey explains: "We've had good training sessions even though it's been icy. We've been road running and I've even had them running over flyovers over the St Albans bypass. We're looking to bounce back and to be fair to the lads out of all the training sessions we've had, we've only had one player missing."

Lacey admits that Heath's two postponments, against Leverstock Green and Brimsdown Rovers, have probably come at a good time for his team after previous performances. "To be honest the break has come at a good time for us, after drawing 2-2 at home with Haringey at home before Christmas which we should have won and then getting thumped 5-1 at Hanwell, it couldn't have come at a better time.

"We've had time to regroup. We need to get back to where we were a couple of months ago. I've said to them we need to have a fresh start. No one is guaranteed a place and everyone has got a clean sheet."

Lacey has set himself a target of third as Colney Heath look to enjoy their best season for years and he believes that people are starting to sit up and take notice of The Magpies. "I've set myself a target of third. If we can break into the top four that would be like winning the league for me," explained Lacey.

"It's another home game on Saturday and we'll look to win all our home games between now and the end of the season. People have got a different perception of Colney Heath now and I don't think they see coming here and getting an easy three points anymore."

Heath welcome Biggleswade Town to The Recreation Ground on Saturday, with kick off at 3pm.

The Magpies' Herts Charity Shield tie with Tring Athletic has been rearranged for Tuesday, January 20. The original tie, which was due to take place on December 13, was called off due to a frozen pitch.

Tring won the competition last year, beating Ware in the final while the Magpies made it to the quarter finals before bowing out at the hands of Royston Town. Kick off at The Recreation Ground is 7.45pm.


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