Bedfont Sports manager Mick Snowden is pleased with the progress his side have made as they look to adapt their style ahead of next season.
Sports were in dire straits early last season but picked up enough points to survive and have prospered this year, now sitting in the top 10. While Snowden is keen to see his team maintain their lofty league position, he also wants his side to play the right style of football.
He said: “The aim is to develop a style of football for next season. I want us to keep the ball and pass to each other. We have had some good results, like the 6-0 win over Mole Valley, but we could have done better against Cove on Saturday.
“The players need to convince themselves as they play like I want them to only some of the time. As they come under pressure they hit 40 yard passes instead of 10 yard passes.
“One or two of them look like good prospects but if they go to university then I won’t be able to use them.”
Bedfont make the trip to face Spelthorne Sports in the Combined Counties Premier Division tomorrow (Saturday) and Snowden is impressed with what son-in-law Paul Johnson has done over the course of the season.
He said: “They were playing some really good football earlier in the season and beat us 2-1. Paul has just started out, whereas I’ve been managing teams for 20 years. I’m not out for family bragging rights.”
Snowden then joked: “We’re going out for my daughter’s birthday on Sunday, so maybe a draw would be the best result.”
Second-from bottom Hanworth Villa will look to return to winning ways against Hartley Wintney after they crashed to a 4-2 defeat at Chertsey last weekend.
Bedfont & Feltham will look to build on their win over Sheerwater last weekend when they host Sandhurst Town in the RPM Records Division One Challenge Cup second round tie. CB Hounslow return to Combined Counties Division One action with an away trip to Banstead Athletic.