Thwaites hoping for lucky break
Thwaites FC take on Punch Hotel in the seven-a-side league on Sunday hoping
to get a vital win. The brewery team started the season well with three
consecutive wins which saw them top the table. However, they have lost every
game since then and have slipped to seventh in the table, above S & W FC at
the foot of the table. Missed chances and injuries have been the main cause
of their downfall but with still 5 games left they can easily turn their
season around. The last time Thwaites met Punch Hotel it was the start of
the poor results as they narrowly lost 2-1.
New manager, Dominic Southworth, who replaced Carl Elmer last week is set to
ring the changes. Southworth has already stated that he will start Damian
Tabbinor despite the current situation. It is believed Tabbinor is at
loggerheads with Southworth as he was demoted to the bench for Wednesday's
clash against Whittles. He was then substituted later on in the game and was
seen fleeing the BRIC with wife Liz. However, despite speculation that he
could be on the verge of a multi-million pound move to Mansfield Southworth
still regards Tabbinor as an important player and will be keen to resolve
the issue immediately. Midfield maestro Jamie Hopwood is set to start in the
centre of midfield with Sean Tormay and Simon Tipton.
Thwaites will be back in their traditional Yellow and Navy Blue striped kit
on Sunday rather than the Blue and White they have recently been wearing.
Southworth believes there could well be a hoodoo on their most recently worn
shirts after a series of defeats has left the brewery giants in limbo.
Thwaites choose from: - Southworth, Tormay, Tabbinor, Tipton, Slater, Elmer,
Meanwhile, Damian Tabbinor, Dominic Southworth, Jamie Hopwood and Sean
Tormay are all due at St James Park tomorrow for the Newcastle/Blackburn
clash. The board of directors have confirmed it is part of a team building
exercise requested by new manager Dominic Southworth. The trip is to include
heavy drinking, mickey taking then some nice food. Newcastle and Gateshead
constabulary have been put on full alert.