18th Oct, 2017

Evenson: Bromsgrove ready for promotion push

BROMSGROVE skipper Mark Evenson says the Boars are all geared up for a promotion push with seven games of the Birmingham League Division One season remaining.

Fifth placed Boars are just four points off second placed Himley who they entertain at St Godwald’s Park on Saturday in the last of the win/lose/draw format fixtures.

In a league which 27 points separate the top six, Evenson understands that fine margins will define which teams will finish in the top two and those that miss out on promotion to the Premier Division.

But having beaten Himley earlier in the season, the returning skipper is confident the Boars can maintain their promotion charge.

“The toss of a coin has been really important the last few weeks and we have certainly had the rub of the green,” he said.

“We are all confident and we know the situation which we are in at this stage of the season.

“However, at this time of year we are expecting a few players to be away so it really is going to be a case of showing our strength and resolve over the next few weeks.

“If we can get a positive result over Himley then we can move into our favourite win/lose format with confidence.

“I If we could win four or five of those last six games we could be in with a great shout of promotion.”

The Boars were left disappointed on Saturday as their clash at Walmley fell foul of the weather, with the match eventually being called off at 4.30pm.

Stand-in skipper Ash Newfield had kept Evenson in the loop with progress in Sutton Coldfield but they were left frustrated they were the only game to not see any action.

“I think the lads felt a little bit cheated,” Evenson said.

“Ash was keeping me regularly updated and from what I heard it seemed like not enough was being done to get the game on.

“I think at one point a 20-over per side game was possible but it did not happen.

“Luckily sides have not pulled away from us because it is a very congested division.”

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