Horndean boss predicting ‘goals galore’ at the start of a huge fortnight
Michael Birmingham is predicting an attacking encounter when his in-form Horndean side visit at Brockenhurst.
'If I was a betting man I would have this one pencilled in for goals galore,’ he declared.
'Both teams play good attacking football and are strong going forward.
'I have a lot of respect for Brockenhurst and their manager.
'They are horrible to play against because they are well-drilled and keep coming at you.
'Being a very young side, they have plenty of pace.
'Their good result against Lymington in midweek (a 2-1 away win in the Bournemouth Senior Cup will also give them more confidence.'
Fourth-placed Horndean have won three and drawn one of their last four games.
They, too, will be buoyed by their 4-0 win at Shaftesbury in their last game.
The visitors are boosted by the availability of Jack Maloney who has been sidelined by a virus.
'Now we are getting back near to full-strength, my biggest problem is picking a squad of 16, let alone my starting line-up,' said Birmingham.
This weekend is the start of a potentially season-defining period for Horndean.
Next Tuesday they travel to second-placed Stoneham, followed by a trip to third-placed Hamble Club and a midweek home clash with fifth-placed AFC Portchester.