Fi­nal day party for United fans

SPORT Hav­ing se­cured sur­vival, manager Lewis wants recog­ni­tion for brave team HAYES & YEAD­ING

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT - By Matt Lewis matt.lewis@trin­i­tymir­

IN­TERIM manager Tris­tan Lewis has urged Hayes & Yead­ing United fans to cre­ate a party at­mos­phere as the club looks to sign off the sea­son on a high.

There is plenty for the club to cel­e­brate as they bring down the cur­tain on an­other event­ful Con­fer­ence South cam­paign with the visit of St Al­bans City on Satur­day.

Lewis and his play­ers have se­cured sur­vival with some im­proved per­for­mances in re­cent weeks, in­clud­ing a bat­tling 1-0 win at the week­end with 10 men against Con­cord Rangers, thanks to a Chris­tian Smith goal.

Things are look­ing up away from mat­ters on the field as well.

Chair­man Tony O’Driscoll has se­cured the fi­nan­cial fu­ture of the club with a £300,000 in­jec­tion of fund­ing and put the wheels in mo­tion for a re­turn to the club’s Bea­cons­field Road home later this year.

Victory over the Saints this week­end would make it three wins on the bounce and Lewis hopes United sup­port­ers turn out in their droves at York Road and salute the ef­forts of the team.

He said: “I think the play­ers de­serve it for their per­for­mances over the last few games. The ef­fort on show has been mag­nif­i­cent in re­cent weeks.

“Our bud­get is minis­cule com­pared to other teams in the league and over the last nine games, we’ve out­per­formed Ebbsfleet, who have spent loads of money.

“I hope it will be a bit of a party at­mos­phere. A lot of the kids will be com­ing along and we want to cre­ate a nice feel­ing.

“I think peo­ple have to un­der­stand what went on was noth­ing to do with the peo­ple in charge now nor any of the play­ers, so they don’t de­serve the neg­a­tiv­ity.

“I told the play­ers a cou­ple of weeks ago that we could win the last three games and we’re now one step away from that.

“Let’s sign off with a win and en­joy the last game of the sea­son. The play­ers de­serve a bit of credit and hope­fully we will get a good crowd.”

Mean­while, Weald­stone fin­ished their sea­son a week early in the Con­fer­ence South as they crushed Maiden­head United 4-1 thanks to goals from Shaun Lu­cien, Jonny Wright, Jef­fer­son Louis and Matt Ball.

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n MATCH-WIN­NER: Chris­tian Smith

Photo by Grant Humphreys WL151424

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