Manager Chris Shurmer says survival is Leintwardine Colts' aim in Herefordshire League Division Three this season (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Manager Chris Shurmer says survival is Leintwardine Colts' aim in Herefordshire League Division Three this season
MANAGER Chris Shurmer has revealed that Leintwardine Colts have just one aim for this season - survival.
Colts have had a difficult closeseason with an exodus of players.
Colts kick off their Herefordshire League Division Three programme at Burghill this Saturday.
Utility man Pat Layton and Chris Williams are the only two players who remain from last term.
“I don’t know why almost everyone has left,” said Shurmer, who is expecting to put on his boots this term. “Some players have gone to Woofferton and some have joined our arch-rivals, Shobdon Reserves.
I’ve sent out an appeal for players to Leintwardine’s veterans and Chris Cook is coming back. We have got in some players but we are not expecting great things. We will be hoping to survive.”
Teenage striker Mitch Hale scored in Leintwardine’s pre-season match - a 4-1 defeat against Newcastle.
“Mitch was only coming to watch but he showed no fear.”
Meanwhile, Woofferton start their Division One season with a home match against Wellington Colts this Saturday.
Woof ferton warmed for their opener by clinching the Stephen Apperley Memorial Cup.
Woofferton secured the crown with three goals in the last three minutes to pip Orleton Colts on goal difference.
Orleton Colts, Woofferton and Orleton Colts Reserves contested the round-robin event.
A total of £400 was raised and the money will be split between West Midlands Air Ambulance and Orleton recreational committee.
Orleton Colts entertain Ewyas Harold Reserves this Saturday.