Cup boost would suit Cottesmore

Cottesmore's Ben Kind in action during Saturday's draw at home to Stapenhill'Photo: Geoff Atton
Cottesmore's Ben Kind in action during Saturday's draw at home to Stapenhill'Photo: Geoff Atton

VICTORY in the Beacon Bitter League Cup on Saturday would be the perfect tonic after a disappointing midweek defeat for Cottesmore Amateurs.

Amateurs held Stapenhill to a 1-1 draw in their opening league game of the season on Saturday but fell apart against Sileby Saints on Tuesday when they conceded three early goals before eventually losing 5-1.

Joint boss Gary Drake said: “They scored three goals in the first eight minutes. They started very well and their left winger tore us apart in the opening spell. After that it was pretty even but we had a mountain to climb.

“What needed to be said was said and now we’re looking for a reaction on Saturday.”

Cottesmore follow their cup tie against FC GNG with a league game against Desford, also at home, on Monday afternoon, and Drake added: “If we do not get a point on Monday it will be just one point from three games. We need to get to winning ways to get confidence going.”

One positive for Cottesmore is that striker Harry Stannard has scored in both games.

Stannard capitalised on a mistake between the Stapenhill defence and goalkeeper to score on Saturday, and he pulled one back for Cottesmore with a header on Tuesday.