Thame back to winning ways in Floodlit Cup

Thame United manager Mark West
Thame United manager Mark West
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Thame United manager Mark West said it was good to get back to winning ways after his side beat Clanfield 3-1 on Tuesday night to advance to the next round of the Floodlit Cup.

Goals from Ben Connelly, Ollie Lynch and Lynton Goss helped the hosts advance to the third round of the competition, although their opponents have yet to be announced.

And after three games without a goal, West said it was a good boost for his side to hit the net again.

He said: “It is good to progress in the competition and get some confidence back after a bit of a barren run in front of goal.”

West said he was hopeful that he could use the win in the cup to give his side some momentum in the league.

He said: “We now have back-to-back home matches in the league against Abingdon United and Cheltenham Saracens, who are both below us in the table. I am confident that if we play like we did against Clanfield we should be able to win both those games and really use it as a springboard for a good run.”

Thame are currently in the middle of a run of fixtures which sees them playing on both Saturday and Tuesday for four weeks in a row, however West said the squad were coping with the workload.

He added: “The squad are coping well with playing two matches in a week. We have made one really good addition in the last few days with the signing of Greg Williams from Aylesbury United.

“I feel that Greg will be a real asset for us. He will bring valuable experience in central midfield and he will be able to help the development of the young players so it is great to have him on board.”