Moneys need to be pitch perfect

Moneyfields are looking to get back to winning ways in the league on their visit to Cirencester Town in the Southern League division one south (3pm).

Thursday, 30th August 2018, 4:33 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:17 pm
Moneyfields will play on a 4G pitch on Saturday when they travel away

Manager Dave Carter feels his side face a big challenge adapting to the 4G playing surface.

He said: '˜Playing on the artificial surface will make things more difficult for us.

'˜I am not a great fan of 4G pitches. It gives the teams playing on it regularly a huge advantage.

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'˜The bounce and the run of the ball is different so we will have to adapt very quickly.

'˜We have not even had a chance to train on a similar surface.

'˜After losing two games in the league already though I see this as a must win for us.'

Carter is boosted by the return of experienced pair Lewis Fennemore and Brett Poate.

Fennemore is captain and defender Poate possesses a wealth of experience.

They can be key players in Moneyfields bid to get back onto a winning track.

'˜Having two big leaders back in our side will make a difference,' added Carter.

Curtis De Costa and Louie Martin are both ruled out by injury.

'˜We have not been playing badly. Against Winchester it was just the final pass and a few individual errors that let us down.

'˜Failing to take our chances when we were on top cost us.'

Carter is pleased that new striker Felipe Barcelos and returnee Dan Wooden have got a game under their belt.

He feels they will be better for the experience.