National League South: Bobby Wilkinson urges Wealdstone to maintain good form at Chippenham Town

PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 October 2017

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic


Stones have taken 10 points from their last four matches in the league ahead of facing Bluebirds

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson believes his side can show they have what it takes to win promotion from the National League South this season by taking something from their trip to Chippenham Town on Saturday.

After a 2-1 win at home to bottom club Whitehawk last weekend, Stones sit 12th, but are just four points off the play-offs.

The Grosvenor Vale club are also unbeaten in their last four matches in the league, with three wins in that spell.

By contrast, the Bluebirds have lost three of their last four matches in the division.

But Wilkinson knows it will be a stern test for Wealdstone on Saturday, regardless of the form of the two sides.

“If we want to be in the mix, we have to pick up points and keep winning games,” he told the club website.

“I know how tough this is going to be, but you have to earn the right to win games.

“It doesn’t matter about names or where you think we should be, we have to earn the right to win.

“We have to go there and earn the right to play; if we have to slug it out, we’ll slug it out; if we can play pretty football, we’ll play pretty football.”

Wealdstone’s confidence will be high heading to Hardenhuish Park, with Abobaker Eisa having struck a late winner to see off Whitehawk last time out.

Stones had trailed to the Hawks after conceding in the first period, but Danny Green’s second-half penalty restored parity, before Eisa sent the home fans delirious with his effort.

It was a return to winning ways for the Grosvenor Vale club after their FA Cup exit at Burgess Hill Town the week before, and Wilkinson was pleased with the triumph.

“I knew I was going to win and the boys wouldn’t let me down,” he added.

“It wasn’t going to be pretty, but what do you want: pretty football and don’t win, or we do win?

“I’m very proud of every single one of the lads and my management team that deserve the win.

“That’s 10 points from 12 at home since I took over, that’s not a bad start for a mangement team that is trying to win games for this football club.”

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