Moles boss looks ahead to busy month

Moles manager Steve Bateman
Moles manager Steve Bateman
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Aylesbury FC manager Steve Bateman said he was hopeful his side could start turning draws into wins.

The Moles have now drawn their last four Calor League games after sharing the spoils away at Uxbridge last time out.

The 1-1 draw extends FC’s unbeaten run to five matches however boss Bateman said he is looking for more.

He said: “We dominated against Uxbridge and if we had taken our chances we could have come away with more than a point.

“Although we are improving the next step is to start getting a few more wins on the board so we can finish as high up the table as possible.”

FC were without a number of first team regulars for the match at Honeycroft, and after taking the lead through an own goal, they were later pegged back by the hosts.

Bateman said: “It is always a challenge when you lose a number of first-team regulars.

“I am hoping that Connor Baker and Sonny French will be back soon, but the news is not as good for Tom Cutts.

“He will be having a scan and there is a chance he could be out for the rest of the season.”

The Moles have no midweek game this week, the last time that will be the case this season, and Bateman said he was looking forward to the busy period.

He said: “It is a good challenge when you have to play two or three matches a week.

“It allows you to get some continuity and it means you don’t have time to dwell on results, you just get on with the next game.

“We are on a reasonable run at the minute and I just hope we can continue this momentum into April.”

Next month sees the Moles play 10 games in 26 days.

Bateman added: “It will be another tough game against Marlow on Saturday, but I am hopeful that if we approach it with confidence and belief there is no reason why we can’t get three points.”