Petersfield desperate for change of fortune

Billy Connor. Picture: Malcolm WellsBilly Connor. Picture: Malcolm Wells
Billy Connor. Picture: Malcolm Wells
PETERSFIELD TOWN chairman Graeme Moir feels it might be time to resort to alternative methods to help the club get a Southern League win on the board.

Petersfield host AFC Dunstable at Love Lane tomorrow.

The Rams’ main injury worry is striker Billy Connor.

The youngster is expected to still be sidelined with a leg injury and Moir is desperate for a change of fortune.

Petersfield have only enjoyed the winning feeling twice in 37 league games so far in their Southern League division one central campaign.

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The first one came in only their second game of the season when they recorded a shock 3-2 victory over Farnborough.

The second was a 2-1 triumph over Aylesbury on November 12.

Petersfield have drawn two games and lost all the rest of the 21 league games played since those last three points gained.

Even more depressing is that since their 2-2 draw at home to Fleet Town on January 2, they have lost 12 league games in a row.

Moir feels something needs to change.

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He joked: ‘I’m sure someone at the club has crashed a lorry load of mirrors into a mirror factory such is the bad luck and fortunes we have had to endure this season.

‘I might have to do what Barry Fry reportedly did when he was Birmingham City manager – he urinated in the four corners of the pitch to try and rid St Andrews of some kind of gypsy’s curse.

‘It certainly feels like someone, somewhere has cast a spell on us – nothing either of our own doing or the influences of match officials or the opposition goes our way.

‘We couldn’t win a one ticket lottery at the moment but it is down to us to keep working on and off the pitch to turn things around.

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‘No one is interested in our hard luck stories, no one has any sympathy for us – the only people who can change things is us, me, the committee, the football management, the players, the volunteers and the supporters.’