Rob Boyd can lead AFC Ludlow’s victory charge against struggling Red Star Alma (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Rob Boyd can lead AFC Ludlow’s victory charge against struggling Red Star Alma
6:03am Thursday 6th February 2014 in Sport
WINGER Rob Boyd is the man to lead AFC Ludlow’s victory charge this Saturday against struggling Red Star Alma.
Manager Dave Cooper is hoping Boyd can repeat his heroics against third-from-bottom Red Star Alma at the Showtime Stadium in West Midlands League Division Two.
But Cooper is likely to be without Kieran Dovey, who was red-carded playing for Ludlow Town Colts last weekend. Rob Vass is away but Cooper says Jake Pryce returns after suspension and Jamie Hammonds should be available.
“Rob Boyd was unplayable at Red Star that afternoon – and we were good,” said Cooper.
“Rob roasted their full-back – he ran rings around the Alma player.
“Boyd turned their defender inside out – the player was taken off after about 20 minutes.
Boyd was in outstanding form as Ludlow romped to a 6-0 win at Alma in one-sided clash league between the sides in October.
Boyd, Martin Jusko (2), Jake Pryce, Liam Taylor and Luke Hicks all netted for Ludlow, who led 4-0 after 25 minutes in the last meeting.
Fourth-placed Ludlow were left kicking their heels last weekend after the trip to Warstone Wanderers was called off on Friday.
All matches in the division were called off because of the wet weather last weekend.
Cooper said: “The good thing is that the match will definitely be on at the AGP unless we have three feet of snow.
“We have not played away for some time - our last away match was against Newport before Christmas.
“We are fortunate because we have quite a few of matches – Wolverhampton Sporting are three matches behind us.
“But no teams have got momentum because of the wet weather and the huge amount of postponements. Some of the teams might have to play two or three times a week.
“We played at Wolverhampton Sporting Community Reserves and then host Malvern Rangers but we then don’t have a fixture for three weeks.”
“The three-week period without a game with a pain for us. Hopefully, I will arrange some midweek fixtures because I don’t want our players to lost interest.
Meanwhile, teenage fan Robbie Waddell has set up the club’s official YouTube channel.
Robbie, 15, said: “I became interested in filming, when I was quite young. My parents are both photographers, so I was always around cameras growing up.”
To see Robbie’s video on AFC Ludlow’s YouTube channel go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaLqSNxEwsY