PSV looking tame after Lions washout

PUBLISHED: 18:14 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:54 06 May 2010

PARK Street Village manager Ryan Thompson was frustrated after his side s game with Evergreen was postponed on Saturday due to an unplayable pitch. Park Street have slipped down the table because of their postponed matches and are lacking match practice a

PARK Street Village manager Ryan Thompson was frustrated after his side's game with Evergreen was postponed on Saturday due to an unplayable pitch.

Park Street have slipped down the table because of their postponed matches and are lacking match practice ahead of two crucial cup games.

Thompson said: "It was really frustrating. The referee went over at 9.30am just as me and some of the lads were going over to sort the pitch out.

"It's his decision, but it's really hard because we wanted a run of games leading upto the Senior Centenary Trophy semi and the Anagram Records quarter final."

Thompson says that he is looking forward to returning to Park Street because they'll have more chance of getting the games on.

"The trouble with Toulmin Drive is that the Council don't do anything to it. They don't roll it and they don't spike it. I'm looking forward to getting back down to Park Street. Our third team game was on down at Park Street." It is the third time in recent weeks that a clash between the two sides has been postponed after their league clash and Senior Centenary Trophy tie both fell victim to frozen pitches in the opening weeks of January and the club are facing a fixture pileup.

"We've got a backlog of fixtures. We've got 15 league games and at least three cup games to fit into 13 weeks. We've got to try and slot these games in and just keep winning on Saturdays. We'll face the problems when we get there."

Park Street travel to league leaders London Lions on Saturday and they will be looking to push their way back up the table after slipping down in recent weeks. They face a tough contest against a Lions side that hasn't lost in the league since October 4 and Thompson knows his team are in for a real test.

"It'll be really tough. They've lost just one league game all year and they have aspirations to go up. They are the top scoring side in the league."

The PSV boss is hoping that his side's lack of action doesn't affect their chances against the Lions.

"The hardest thing is that we have only played once in the last four weeks. We'll go there and play a certain formation because their fullbacks like to push on and they pass the ball well."

Thompson says his team still have a lot to play for and competition for places will be tough.

"We've got a cup semi and a cup quarter final coming up and everyone will be keen to get into the starting line up.

"We still have aspirations to do well and if we win our games in hand we'll be right up there with them [London Lions]. I won't go there thinking we can't win and fingers crossed we'll go with a really strong squad."

PSV's game at London Lions kicks off at 2pm.


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