Only way is up as Rams target turnaround

Petersfield Town boss John Robson
Petersfield Town boss John Robson
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Robson leaves Petersfield

John Robson

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PETERSFIELD Town chairman Graeme Moir has urged everyone at the club to keep believing they will escape from the relegation zone.

His rallying call came after the Rams sunk to the bottom of the Southern League division one central for the first time this season.

This was a result of Petersfield losing 3-0 at home to Kempston Rovers last Saturday, coupled with Histon’s surprise 6-2 win at Barton Rovers.

Things can only go up now, quite literally, for the Rams and Moir is urging the club and its supporters to stick together.

‘Time is still very much on our side and there are plenty of clubs who have been in our position, picked up a couple of results and come the end of the season they are sitting comfortably in mid-table,’ said Moir.

‘Our manager John Robson firmly believes we will get ourselves away from the bottom of the table and that is my belief as well.

‘Last Saturday’s performance after making a poor start to the game, showed signs that slowly and surely our play is coming together.

‘We then enjoyed a 7-2 win over Portsmouth Water Company in midweek in the Portsmouth Senior Cup which I hope will have given everyone a lift.’

Tomorrow (3pm) the Rams hit the road to visit an Aylesbury side who are only six places above Petersfield in the table but they are 13 points better off.

A gap has started to open up between the bottom two or three sides and the pack of clubs above them, threatening to set Robson’s Rams adrift at the foot of the table.

While the need to start putting points on the board more regularly is becoming a pressing issue, Moir warns that work still needs to be done for Petersfield to get themselves to that position.

He added: ‘It will still take some time for things to come together enough to start winning regularly.

‘However, we all must believe it will happen – both on and off the pitch.

‘There is a lot of hard work to be done if we are going to pull away from the relegation zone but no one is suggesting in our camp that we are finished yet.

‘We have to all stick together at this point and put in the hard graft which will turn the situation around.

‘Of course getting something from the trip to Aylesbury would be a great place to start pulling in some points.

‘But we all still need to show patience around the club.’