Westoe need win to secure Play-off spot

4 months ago By dave barnes

Westoe travel to Barnard Castle Saturday, 3.00 ko

Lookers-sponsored South Shields Westoe head South to meet third placed Barnard Castle in a winner takes all match to earn a play-off spot against either West Leeds or York this Saturday.

In a season that has seen huge improvements within the side, it's fitting that the final match is against the side who narrowly beat them in the first game of the season.

The side has made great leaps forward under the coaching team of Graeme Smith and Chris Judson and should continue to improve as they gain valuable experience.

It is notable that the side have gained at least one point from every single match this season, showing that they only need to improve by small margins to dominate at this level.

As the young side gain in experience, they will see a marked improvement in decision-making and focus on the pitch, which have been the main reasons for the slip-ups this year.

Westoe have almost their full complement available for selection and the management team find themselves in the envious position of being able to select a side geared for the Barnie game based on form and tactics, rather than availability.

This season has seen Westoe remain true to the ethos of a Community Club, selecting a side from home-grown local players and resisting the temptation to buy in marquee players to bolster their squad.

A coach for supporters will be travelling to Barnard Castle (Limited seats still available), leaving the club at 1.00. Tickets are £5 to help cover costs and are available from Suzanne Etchells.

Updated 11:12 - 17 Apr 2017 by dave barnes

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