Davey: Boro must enjoy FA Vase run

hsb  Dave Thomas playing for Knaresborough Town against Westella Hanson.   (130907M5d)
hsb Dave Thomas playing for Knaresborough Town against Westella Hanson. (130907M5d)

Knaresborough Town should relish its FA Vase experience, says boss Brian Davey.

Town travel north to Marske United on Saturday in the competition’s second qualifying round, two weeks after their dramatic 4-3 victory over Westella Hanson.

And in the club’s inaugural year in the FA Vase, Davey asked everyone involved with the club to enjoy what will be a “very, very hard game”.

“We know the standard we are going up against,” he said.

“I have spoken to a couple of people who know them and they are a good side.

“That’s the good thing about the FA Vase, everybody knows they have to be at the top of their game just to compete.

“It should be a good day out and we will go there to enjoy it.

“We are all looking forward to it.”

The Northern League Division One side are unbeaten so far this campaign and beat NCEL Premier club Albion Sports 3-0 on Saturday.

In contrast, Town were held 0-0 by 10-man Yorkshire Amateur and sit 13th in NCEL Division One.

Striker Steve Bromley missed that clash and the man that bagged the late equaliser against Westella could also be out for this weekend’s clash.

Fellow forward Blaine Hobson is suspended while Craig Heard played his first 90 minutes of the season on Saturday.

That has left Davey with problems up front and he confirmed he was looking to bring cootbver in.

Byron Littlefair is also away for Saturday.

Town controlled the match against Amateur but failed to fire in front of goal despite the opposition playing a man light.

Amateur were reduced to ten men inside 20 minutes after a fight broke out between two of their defenders.

And, while Davey praised the opposition’s resolute response, he said it was “two points dropped”.

“It was total domination,” he said.

“We went at them for the 75 minutes and it was a case of how many can we get. We did everything but score.

“They defended in numbers and the goalkeeper made some fantastic saves.

“If we were still playing now we wouldn’t have scored.”

But Davey still took the positives from the performance.

“We are not that far being a good side and getting a run of wins,” he added.

“In this league, if you get a win you can move up five places.”