Taunton look to build upon cup victory
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.