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Dave Cooper urges AFC Ludlow to turn on style at Showtime Stadium in West Midlands League Division Two
Red Star Alma 0 AFC Ludlow 6
MANAGER Dave Cooper has challenged his team to start turning on the magic at the Showtime Stadium.
AFC Ludlow are third in West Midlands League Division Two after a six-goal display at Red Star - but they have been ‘woeful’ at home.
Ludlow host Wrens Nest in the league this Saturday and entertain higher-g raded Market Drayton Town next Tuesday in the TJ Vickers Shropshire FA Premier Cup.
“Our home form has been woeful this season,” admitted Cooper.
“We have got to start turning on the style in front of our own fans.
“I am sick of people coming up to me after a home match and telling me they were disappointed with our performance.”
He added: “Five of our next six games are at home. We can enjoy the cup game with Market Drayton, who have lost their last six or seven games.
“Drayton are in a higher league and the gulf between the leagues is massive.
“Dale Hodge should be back and, hopefully, we will get a good crowd.”
Martin Jusko snapped up two goals as Ludlow shot down Red Star Alma last weekend.
Jake Pryce, lively winger Rob Boyd, Liam Taylor and Luke Hicks also netted for Ludlow, who led 4-0 after 25 minutes.
Cooper played in goal because Ian Havard was not fit and he was impressed by midfield dynamo Pryce.
Ludlow also recorded a 4-1 home friendly win against Orleton Colts last Thursday after goals from Adam Bowen (2), Hicks and Boyd.
AFC Ludlow or Market Drayton will host Whitchurch Alport or Ellesmere Rangers in the TJ Vickers Shropshire FA Premier Cup second round.