Bilston face 'must win' game against Cradley

By Jamie Brassington | Non league | Published:

The season may only be a month old, but boss Scott Hamilton insists rock-bottom Bilston Town face a ‘must-win’ game tomorrow.

Scott Hamilton

Bilston host Cradley Town having lost all seven of their West Midlands League games.

The visitors have also struggled with only only Premier Division win under their belt.

But asked if Cradley’s form will give Bilston’s players confidence, at home on Saturday, Hamilton said: “My players think they can win every game.

“It is not a problem with our confidence before a game but there is a lack of belief during games when results don’t go our way. It is important we get a win from Cradley, three points are a must.

“With the way we have started our performances haven’t warranted the results, but results don’t lie. We are where we are.”

Cradley will go into the clash boosted by last weekend’s 3-1 FA Vase success against Lutterworth Athletic.

Boss Ashley Causer is hoping to build on that performance with another win – but is expecting a ‘tough game’ as Bilston will be aiming to overturn their ‘bad results’.

Causer said: “We had a good win on Saturday even though it was our first win in three games. Hopefully I will have the same squad available and will be able to push into tomorrow’s game.


“Bilston have had a few bad results but we know it will be a tough game. We are hoping to get momentum going and get the win.”

At the other end of the table, league-leaders Black Country Rangers will be striving to continue their perfect start to the season when they host Shawbury United.

Rangers sit top of the table with 18 points from their first six games.

Rangers boss Wayne Spicer said: “Continuing our unbeaten run is our main priority for the weekend. We are taking every game as it comes and it won’t be any different on the weekend.


“I have said before we are not fearful of anyone in the league. We are confident going into the game as we are on a run of good performances.

“The lads are buzzing and hopefully they stay grounded and won’t get complacent and bring home another three points.”

The other Premeir games see Dudley Sports host Wolverhampton Casuals, Smethwick Rangers travel to Shinfal Town, Tividale welcome Hereford Lads Club and Wednesfield entertain Dudley Town.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
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