Taun­ton look to build upon cup vic­tory

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - Football -

SOUTH­ERN League Premier Di­vi­sion South side Taun­ton Town are still in no hurry to ap­point a man­ager to re­place Devon-based Leigh Robin­son, who joined Truro City last month.

Care­taker-man­ager Rob Dray said: “Since Leigh left we have man­aged to keep the squad to­gether. You never know when some­thing like this hap­pens. There is al­ways that fear you will lose play­ers.”

Mean­while, Taun­ton go into to­day’s league game away to eighth-placed Poole in sec­ond spot, just three points be­hind lead­ers Wey­mouth.

The Som­er­set side, un­beaten at home this sea­son, booked their place in the fourth qual­i­fy­ing round of the FA Cup – and an away tie against Bil­ler­icay on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 20 – with a 5-2 home tri­umph over St Al­bans City ear­lier this week.

Dray de­scribed Taun­ton’s first half dis­play against the Saints as ‘un­be­liev­able’.

To­day Taun­ton will be with­out skip­per Matt Wright and Ryan Brett, both sus­pended, for the game against Poole, who beat Farn­bor­ough 6-0 last time out.

“Poole came down from the Na­tional League South last term and their squad is pre­dom­i­nantly the same,” added Dray. “There are no easy games in this di­vi­sion.”

Else­where, Sal­is­bury, in 11th placed, will be hope­ful of tak­ing all three points from their game at bot­tom-of-the-ta­ble Che­sham.

The Whites could move onto the brink of the play-off places with a vic­tory.

At the other end of the ta­ble, Swindon Su­per­ma­rine oc­cupy one of the rel­e­ga­tion places and their sea­son gets no eas­ier as topof-the-ta­ble Wey­mouth are the vis­i­tors to Wilt­shire.

Frome, mean­while, play host to Harrow Bor­ough.

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