Under-fire Thwaites ready for action....
Thwaites FC are in action tonight in the 7-a-side league and will be looking
for their first win since the start of the season - five games ago. The
brewery team are currently low on confidence as their poor form continues.
It was outlined again last night just how poor they have been recently as
they slumped to a 10-0 defeat at the hands of Fifa Fives in the 5-a-side
Thwaites know they can play better after lifting both the 5 and 7-a-side
cups last season. The cup winners, however, know they must do better as they
are currently lying bottom of both 5 and 7 a side leagues after a series of
slumps against average opposition. They have picked up only one point in the
7-a-side league - against championship challengers Grampus 7.
Midfield maestro Jamie Hopwood is back in the squad for tonight's clash. He
missed last nights game due to a driving lesson. He will probably be asked
to start up-front in a bid to get Thwaites the goals they so desperately
need. However, Thwaites have problems in goal as in-form goal-keeper Paul
Slater is again missing as he is in London for the week. It is thought Simon
Tipton, the sides leading goalscorer has volunteered to step into the
keepers jersey in place of last nights stand-in Dominic Hopwood who conceded
Manager Dominic Southworth could hand Paul Sankey, a loan signing from
Grimsby Town his debut as he agreed terms with the brewery outfit earlier
this week. It is rumoured he has put pen to paper on a lucrative £2-00
contract with an additional lean piece of haddock for every goal he scores.
Sankey had this to say, 'Oh yes I am excited. I hope to help Thwaites out of
this current rut and am looking forward to playing in the same team as Jamie
Hopwood. As a little boy, going fishing at the age of six I always dreamt of
being in the same line up as my idol.'
Thwaites choose from: Tipton, Tabbinor, D.Hopwood, J.Hopwood, Slater,
Kick-Off: - 7pm