Workington Town coaches eyeing double over title rivals Doncaster
Last updated at 12:11, Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Gary Charlton is to cast friendship aside as he and fellow joint coach Martin Oglanby lead Workington Town into their biggest game of the season at Doncaster on Thursday night (7.30pm ko).
The Town coaches have the utmost respect for the South Yorkshire club, currently third in Championship One, and Charlton said: “Coach Tony Miller and chief executive Carl Hall are top blokes but we will be putting friendship to one side for 80 minutes on Thursday night.
“It’s good to see them doing well again but we will be out to do the double after beating them 45-18 two months ago.
“We, and the players, are all looking forward to the game at Doncaster and the lads will get a chance to show what they can do on live TV.
“The game’s going to be won down the middle and around the ruck and I know that Tony will be looking to win it there. But we’ve been very dominant ourselves this season and, in the big games, we’ve defended very well. The better defence on the night is going to win the game.”
Town have only conceded 204 points in their 13 Championship One games this season, a record that cannot be bettered by any other club in the top three tiers.
Doncaster are two points behind Town in third spot. And a victory for Workington would see the regain top place from Barrow Raiders, victors against Whitehaven last Thursday night.
A bonus point would almost guarantee Town promotion at Doncaster, but Charlton added: “We’re not going for a bonus point, to make up the numbers, or just be on TV.
“We’re going there for three points.”
Charlton also had praise for the Town fans, home and away.
“The fans have been great this season and the away support has been absolutely brilliant. We’ve had at least a couple of coaches at most away matches and the noise they make has been terrific. It really lifts the lads to hear their supporters cheering them on.”
First published at 11:31, Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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