Petersfield target a double over Aylesbury

Petersfield Town boss John Robson. Picture: Malcolm Wells

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PETERSFIELD TOWN go into their home game against Aylesbury tomorrow looking to do the double over the visitors.

No – your eyes are not deceiving you and you read that right first time. The Rams could do the double over somebody this season.

They’ve lost 29 of their 34 league games so far but Aylesbury are one of only two sides Petersfield have beaten in the league this season, the other being Farnborough.

The 2-1 victory over tomorrow’s opponents back on November 12, thanks to two goals from Alfie Whittingham, was the last time the Rams tasted victory in the Southern League.

Manager John Robson will be looking to lift spirits in the Petersfield camp to achieve the unlikely double, and a win would take his side’s points tally into double figures for the campaign.

Gallows humour is starting to take over around Love Lane and the team is currently on a wretched run of 10 straight defeats.

But maintaining a sense of humour and trying to keep spirits up is important in attempts to try to turn a corner and get some results on the board, according to chairman Graeme Moir.

He said: ‘When people ask me how I’m feeling I tend to sing them a little song.

‘I’ve changed the words to we’ll meet again to we’ll win again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll win again some sunny day.

‘It certainly gets people smiling and laughing when they are feeling down about things – and where we are with things this season we need to stick together and keep each other going.

‘Hopefully the sun will be shining on us this Saturday and we can do the double over Aylesbury – it’s no more than the players, coaching staff and supporters of this club deserve for sticking with it with everything that has gone on this season.

‘As I also say to people, at the moment we just have to take our medicine and get on with the season. Things won’t always be like this. They will change for the better – that’s how things go around in football.’

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