Moneyfields have repeat in mind when they go to Yate Town

Moneyfields forward Dan Wooden. Picture: Keith Woodland
Moneyfields forward Dan Wooden. Picture: Keith Woodland
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Moneyfields are intent on causing an upset as they visit unbeaten leaders Yate Town in Southern League division one south.

Dave Carter is hoping for a repeat of last season's FA Trophy win at Yate.

On that occasion the visitors scored early and held on to win the tie.

Carter insists his team will need to show the same degree of backbone to do the same again on Saturday (3pm).

He said: ‘Yate are flying at the moment in the league.

‘We are going to have to be strong to graft out a result.

‘In our last away game we did just that to force a 2-2 draw at Cirencester Town who are also right up there.

‘In fact it was a game we could easily have come away winning.

‘The only disappointment was conceding two goals in quick succession.

‘We are a big physical side and good in the air which should stand us in good stead.

‘It has been a tough start for us in the league playing against the top teams.’

The visitors are without suspended striker Felipe Barcelos which is a blow.

Carter is likely to put Dan Wooden up front after the experienced forward returned to the club from AFC Portchester in the summer.

In the past Wooden has proved to be a match-winner with his goalscoring ability.

Carter feels it is worth a gamble even though the forward is not fully match-fit having missed pre-season due to holiday.

The Moneys boss added: ‘When Dan turns it on he can be very effective.

‘This is our last league game for a month because of cup commitments.

‘Therefore it is important we come away with something.

‘We don't want to find ourselves falling too far behind the pack.’

The visitors will take heart from their 1-0 FA Cup win against Thamesmead Town.

It was a first clean sheet of the season with experienced defenders Brett Poate and Sam Pearce back together in the heart of the defence.

Carter added: ‘Having these two back together makes a huge difference for us.’

The boss is looking forward to having captain and striker Steve Hutchings back from a 10-game suspension when they next play in the league.