BOSSES at Tenbury Town are hoping that an Alpine adventure will give them a boost going into the final few months of the season.

And after back-to-back defeats, the mountain air might do the trick as they look to climb away from the drop zone in the Premier Division of the Herefordshire FA County League.

“A group of us go skiing every year and seven of us play for Tenbury Town,” explained joint manager Dean Morris.

“We fly out early on Saturday so we would miss two games.

"We explained this to the league so we have two free Saturdays but come back to four games in two weeks.”

Saturday saw the team slump to a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Fownhope to keep them in the bottom three, Adam Everall with the consolation goal.

Morris added: “They turned up with just 11 players so we thought we’d have a chance but they were just too good.

“They opened the scoring and then added another just before half-time which knocked the stuffing out of us.

"They scored again at the start of the second half and although Adam got one back from close range to make it 3-1, they were comfortable winners.

“Even though that’s two defeats in a row, you can’t fault the attitude of the players.

"We had too many on Saturday so had to disappoint a few and we’re getting 17 to 18 at training.

“We need to target those games against clubs around us in the table.

"We beat Hereford Lads Club a couple of weeks ago and still have to go there and we also have to play Leominster Town home and away and they’re also below us in the table.”

While Town have their mid-winter break, Tenbury United face the daunting prospect of a trip to free-scoring league leaders Wellington Rangers – a side averaging more than four goals a game.

“They are a fantastic side going forward,” admitted joint manager Nick Stocker.

“They are really powerful up front and have some excellent players.

“But games between us have always been close and we were leading 2-0 at our place only to throw it away and lose 3-2.

“We know that if we can keep in touch then we have players who can cause them problems.

"After losing a couple of games we need a positive result.

"We’ve gone from having three games in hand and knowing that we could go top to dropping off the pace.”

United’s match at third-placed Westfields Reserves was postponed at the weekend but Stocker is expecting to have a near full-strength side for the trip to Wellington.