Goalkeeper Max Flintoft facing race against time to be fit for Moneyfields' tough trip to Larkhall Athletic

Dave Carter is sweating on the fitness of Max Flintoft as Moneyfields’ goalkeeping crisis continues.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 3:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 6:21 pm
Number one Moneyfields goalkeeper Jake Hallett is nearing a return to action. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

The Moneys boss is still unsure whether he’ll be able to call on the services of the stopper for the Southern League Division One South trip to play-off hopefuls Larkhall Athletic on Wednesday.

Flintoft sustained a finger injury in the warm-up prior to Moneyfields’ defeat at Sholing on Saturday.

That meant third choice goalkeeper Ellis Grant was forced to step in at late notice.

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He is once again primed to deputise should Flintoft not win his race to be fit.

And Carter is still unsure who will be in goal for his side at Larkhall.

‘We lost our goalkeeper Max Flintoff in the warm-up on Saturday,’ revealed Carter.

‘We’re down to our third goalkeeper of the season.

‘We’re still waiting on the fitness of Max Flintoff.

‘He could be back, it’s only bruising to his finger.

‘Max just caught the ball and bent his finger back in the grass on Saturday.

‘He could be available for the game at Larkhall, if not Ellis Grant will go in goal again.

‘Jake Hallett, who we signed as number one from Salisbury, he is only a couple of weeks away from full fitness.’

Moneyfields have struggled for form this season and find themselves third-from-bottom in the table.

They last recorded a victory on December 7, although the Moneys have played just four times since defeating Evesham United.

But Carter has the belief his troops can start moving up the league and achieve a mid-table finish.

‘There’s still a long, long way to go this season,’ he added.

‘We’ve still got 12 home games to play.

‘We’ve played a lot of away games this season and we’ve got the teams in and around us to play.

‘We’ve played the top teams who are at the top twice.

‘It’s not been the greatest of seasons, but I’m sure we can turn it around and get a mid-table finish.

‘We’re just hoping things will go for us.

‘At the moment there’s always something in every game that’s costing us.’