Moneyfields are refreshed and ready to continue impressive league form

Moneyfields are in excellent form. Picture: Neil Marshall
Moneyfields are in excellent form. Picture: Neil Marshall
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Dave Carter is adamant Moneyfields can reap the benefits of a two-week break as they visit Highworth Town in the Southern League division one south on Saturday (3pm).

The heavy south coast rains wiped out two home games and the Dover Road side are keen to get going again.

Carter knows his side are coming up against another in-form team who have won their last four games.

But the Moneys boss is looking forward to seeing his team get back in the groove and extend their own 10-game unbeaten league run.

He said: ‘Having a short break has allowed a few of our players to get over a few niggles and knocks.

‘We have a full squad to choose from and the players are hungry to get playing again.

‘The players are fighting fit and determined to pick things up where we left off.

‘While we weren't playing we were given an added boost by one of our main rivals Yate Town lost.

‘It means if we win our games in hand then we can go top of the league

‘We are happy to have that in our own hands.

‘With two games to play before Christmas we want to make it pay.’

Carter is looking for young defender Curtis Da Costa to maintain his good form.

Da Costa came into the side following an injury to Brett Poate five or six weeks ago and has not looked back.

He has consistently put in influential performances and played a major part in the excellent defensive record.

Carter added: ‘We have only conceded one goal in our last five games.

‘Curtis has made it impossible for me to leave him out.

‘In recent games he has formed part of a back three with Poate and Sam Pearce.

‘Being an ex-Swindon Town academy player he has good ability on the ball

‘He showed how brave he was early in the season because in the first three games he played his shoulder came out and had to be put back in.

‘At the end of the season he will have an operation to have it pinned.

‘Having such a solid unit at the back breeds confidence through the team.

‘We know we have the attackers up front to score goals and we also have good quality at set-pieces.’