Day warns Woodford not to get carried away with fine start

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 August 2018

The 2018/19 season has begun (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The 2018/19 season has begun (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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This weekend Dee Safer’s team visit Sawbridgeworth Town before hosting Barkingside on Wednesday

Woodford Town return to Essex Senior League action on Saturday with a short trip to Sawbridgeworth Town.

Dee Safer’s team are top after two games with six points from six, but haven’t played since August 7, so could be a touch rusty at Crofters End.

After visiting the Robins, the Woods are back at home on Wednesday (August 22) for a Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy first round clash with local rivals Barkingside.

Despite starting the season strongly, Neil Day has warned his young squad not to take much notice of their position so early into the campaign.

Woodford’s assistant boss said: “It is such early days the league table really has very little bearing on proceedings.

“Sawbridgeworth always make it tough at Crofters End and particularly if you are hanging onto a slender lead.

“I have a lot of respect for the likes of Matt Frew, who scored a last-gasp leveller last season when we were seconds from winning.

“We hope that experience will help sharpen our game management as the team continues to mature and develop.”

After visiting Sawbridgeworth, the Woods will be back at home on Wednesday night to take on Side.

The Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy tie will see Safer’s free-scoring team take on the currently goal-shy Cricklefield outfit.

Michael Walther’s men have yet to net from their opening four games, but have claimed three goalless draws too.

Woodford assistant Day, who like Walther enjoyed time with divisional rivals Clapton, added: “You often find that one goal can open the floodgates if you’ve been struggling to score, so no way will we being taking them lightly.

“Every team in this league can hurt you if you fail bring your A-game on every occasion both defensively and in front of goal.”

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