Rogues Park will soon be a venue that teams fear visiting after Cottesmore Amateurs cruised to another home victory on Saturday.
Cottesmore brushed aside Dunton and Broughton Rangers 4-1 for their third win on the bounce and their fourth home victory of the Leicestershire Senior League season.
Cottesmore’s current run of form is a far cry from 12 months ago when they struggled for points and joint boss Steve Duffy said: “The whole of the club has a buzz again.
“This season is still about consolidation but we are definitely moving in the right direction.
“Obvioulsy we want to finish as high as we can - but certainly the top half.”
Dunton and Brougton arrived at Cottesmore with a three-match winning run themselves, but the home side rarely looked in danger despite missing several first team regulars.
“They were a big, strong side but we matched them work-rate wise and when we had the opportunity we played the ball well,” said Duffy.
“We were the better side. Our attitude was top drawer.
“Gary Drake and Andy Teare were solid in midfield, and Marcus Baines did a brilliant job, but for me, Richard Giblin was man-of-the-match. Everything he did, he did well.
“His tackling and distribution have always been good but this was probably the best game he has had for the club.”
Andy Teare, Harry Stannard and Alex Brown with a brace were on target for Amateurs and the Cottesmore boss has high hopes that the front pair will add to their growing tally.
He said: “Harry Stannard and Alex Brown are starting to develop a real partnership. Alex was a menace to their defence throughout. His confidence should be sky. It’s all very pleasing.”
Turn to page 39 for full match report.
Amateurs travel to play Sileby Saints in the league on Saturday and were due to play Baston in the Ancaster yesterday evening. For details visit www.rutland-times.co.uk.
The club is hosting a quiz night an raffle on Saturday at 7pm. Prizes include an iPad and signed Leicester City shirt.