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Collicutt eyeing success on road
11:40am Thursday 5th December 2013 in Sport
MANAGER Paul Collicutt has challenged his Evesham United side to improve their away form as they look to climb the Calor Southern League Division One South and West table.
The Robins have won only once on the road in the league this season in eight attempts — 3-1 at Didcot Town in October — and have picked up just six points on their travels.
But they now face two away matches in a row, at Godalming Town on Saturday (3pm) and Guildford City the following week.
Both teams are below Evesham in the table and Collicutt is keen for United to continue their decent start with him at the helm.
Last Saturday’s 1-1 home draw against Tiverton Town saw them bounce back from a 3-0 defeat to Cinderford Town and means they have lost just once in their last six games.
The Evesham boss said: “It’s important that we try and get something out of the next two games. Our away form has been disappointing, we haven’t scored many goals or taken many points.
“We’ve had one away win so we are looking to improve that and it’s something we need to look at.”
On the Tiverton draw, in which Richard Mansell’s firsthalf header was cancelled out by an equaliser from Sam Malsom two minutes from time, Collicutt added: “It was nice to see the lads go about their business in a more positive way, they worked really hard for themselves.
“In my eyes, Tiverton are one of the better sides so we can take a lot of heart. But we go to Godalming and they beat Shortwood 4-3 on Tuesday.”
Attacking midfielder Marcus Jackson is facing six to eight weeks on the sidelines after suffering a broken hand, while midfielder Mitchell Botfield has a foot injury.
Centre-half Alton Axton (mouth abscess) is a doubt for Godalming but striker Lance Smith could start following a calf strain.
- The club are running a coach to Godalming, leaving the Jubilee Stadium at 10am. To reserve a seat, call Mike Peplow on 07889-011539.