Petersfield determined to push on after historic weekend

Alex Hyde on the ball for Petersfield against Moneyfields. Picture: Neil Marshall
Alex Hyde on the ball for Petersfield against Moneyfields. Picture: Neil Marshall
Gary Austin scored the opener for Moneyfields in their win. Picture: Keith Woodland

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Petersfield Town are looking to push on up the Southern League division one central table after enjoying another historic weekend.

The Rams reached the first qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time since they have been known as Town last Saturday.

And they then went on to record their first-ever win in the Southern League on Monday.

The last two seasons have been packed with honours and new club records being set, so the events of the last seven days are not alien to normal life at Love Lane.

However, manager Ian Saunders is urging his players to take the boost back-to-back victories has given to the confidence in the Rams camp and use that to push themselves up the table.

He said: ‘Uxbridge are the best footballing side we’ve played so far this season,’ said Saunders.

‘It was an end-to-end game and I was pleased to get the three points.

‘Hopefully we can settle now we have that first league win and start to add to our tally and climb the league table.

‘It was a great weekend for the club.

‘We had a fantastic win with 10 men in the FA Cup at Moneyfields and the two results have given us a real boost.’

The Rams travel to Chalfont St Peter, who currently sit in fourth place in the table, on Saturday.

Little is known about the opposition but that does not bother Saunders too much.

He added: ‘We know nothing about Chalfont, to be honest – and it will be the same for them in their knowledge about us. We will concentrate on us and see if we can get another victory.’

Petersfield’s fourth goalkeeper of the season – Anthony Ender – will continue after his debut on Monday.

Matt Shortt, Tom Boyle and Gavin Smith have also featured in goal so far.

– GRAEME MOIR