Town boss appreciates chairman’s backing - The Evesham Observer

Town boss appreciates chairman’s backing

Evesham Editorial 9th Feb, 2017   0

QUENTIN Townsend is determined to repay the faith shown in him by chairman Tim Webb after admitting Pershore Town’s form could easily have got him the sack.

Town slipped to a tenth defeat in 11 matches in Midland League Division One after conceding two goals in the final ten minutes to lose 2-1 at Uttoxeter Town on Saturday (see page 39).

It leaves Pershore fourth from bottom in 17th place but, while Southam United are marooned at the foot of the table, four points separate 19th to 15th place.

“With the run we’ve been on, lesser chairmen would have sacked me by now,” said Townsend.

“It’s been a tough season but he’s stood my me and we’ve got a really strong relationship. Pershore Town has always been a family club and we stand together.

“We’re down there along with Studley and Stafford Town and Pelsall Villa but we need to make sure we are safe as quickly as possible so we can start looking forward to next season.”

Pershore begin a run of three home games in the next four against Lichfield City on Saturday but Townsend said the Uttoxeter display gave them plenty to build on.

Luke Church put Pershore ahead but Louis Sherwin and Martin Gadsby snatched the points.

Newcomers Richard Robinson, a former Cradley and Southam utility player, and substitute Chris Priest, picked up from Dudley College, both impressed on their debuts while Tunde Ajibade was a tireless influence.

“Saturday was probably the best we have played for three months,” said Townsend. “Not to get anything, we felt we were robbed.

“We worked hard as a unit and caused them many problems. Unfortunately with 15 minutes left we tired and then made a couple of poor decisions which resulted in us not getting the result we deserved.”

Pershore will look to hand recent signing Dean Waldron his debut against Lichfield. The gifted midfielder, signed from Worcester City, was unavailable for the trip to Uttoxeter because of work commitments.

Townsend also expects to have full back Steve Webb and striker Ben Lane back in action after injury.

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