After another blank Saturday and the midweek draw with Southport, Kevin Wilkin takes his side to Chester on Saturday for another Big Game between contenders for the top places.
While Lee Ndlovu’s well worked 77th minute goal broke Saints’ goal drought, Tuesday evening’s draw was Saints’ third draw in five games and sees us remain in 6th place in the table. A return of just 3 points from 15 has seen other teams strengthen their position including Chester who won in another midweek game against league leaders King’s Lynn Town. The win opens up a gap between Chester in 3rd and Saints ahead of Saturday’s game.
Last season the sides drew twice. It finished 2-2 in the autumn game at SJP and in the penultimate fixture of the season it ended goal-less at Chester. When the sides met at SJP in November once again they could not be separated. So the omens point to another tightly contested game with vital points at stake.
Speaking directly after the Southport game and looking ahead to the trip to Chester, Kevin Wilkin knows it will be another tough test: “It will be a tough game. Chester are having a decent season. As we have said before, there are no easy games and going to Chester will be one of those tough games we have to face. Off the back of what we’ve done tonight, the performance gives us great heart and belief to go into the next game. Sometimes you need those little moments to go for you and that wasn’t the case tonight.”
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