Moneyfields striker Steve Hutchings in vow to be pitch perfect in promotion bid

Moneyfields striker Steve Hutchings  Picture: Vernon Nash
Moneyfields striker Steve Hutchings Picture: Vernon Nash
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Steve Hutchings has vowed to stay on the pitch to help Moneyfields in their Southern League division one south title bid.

The striker returned from a three-match suspension against AFC Portchester in the Portsmouth Senior Cup.

He also missed the first 10 games of the season after being banned for a series of dismissals the previous campaign.

The 28-year-old admits that he plays on the edge at times but is determined to improve his record.

'I want to win every time I play,' said Hutchings

'That applies whether it is a football match or playing pool and darts.

'Anything I am involved in I want to win. That just me and what my character is.

'Admittedly, sometimes I take it a little bit too far.

'Frustration comes through and I do bite sometimes.

'It's not that I am a horrible player, it’s just my passion and pride comes through.

'I know that I can be my own worst enemy at times.

'Though I am not young any more, I am still learning.

'The start of the season was very frustrating, having to sit on the sidelines watching and not able to get on.

'I have learned a lot this year, though I was sent off again a few weeks ago.

‘It was the first time this season and I know I should have been a bit smarter at the time.

'I think that I have improved a lot.

'But hopefully that is all in the past.'

Hutchings, like the rest of the squad, are focused on their main priority of winning promotion.

Close rivals Yate Town did them a favour in midweek by losing to the side at the bottom of the league.

Although it gave the Dover Road side a boost, they know their fate lies in their own hands.

'If we win our last 10 games then we will be promoted,' added Hutchings.