Belper Town boss again frustrated after Curzon Ashton match is called off

Jimmy Albans was once again frustrated by the weather. Pic by Tim Harrison
Jimmy Albans was once again frustrated by the weather. Pic by Tim Harrison

Belper Town boss Jimmy Albans was again left frustrated after their game against Curzon Ashton was frozen off.

It is the fourth game that has been postponed for Belper over the winter period leaving them with a game in hand on relegation rivals Marine, Matlock and Witton Albion have now all played one game more.

However, Trafford, who are once place above Belper in the league, have played two games less.

Manager Jimmy Albans said the postponement did nothing to help the struggling side gain much-needed momentum.

“It’s frustrating for us again,” he said.

“I felt in our last game although we lost, we gave our best performance since I’ve come in to the club, and we were hoping to build on that.

“The game obviously doesn’t disappear, and we will play them later on in the season now, but at this stage and in our position, we desperately need some continuity to help us build a platform.

“The new players have come in and played well for us, and we trained instead on Saturday so the team are growing slowly, but training only gets you so far, and it’s games that really form a bond in the team.

“We’ve not got another week to prepare for our next game against Whitby, so we will be going there fresh and ready to battle.”

Following the game against Whitby, the Nailers will make the short journey to Matlock to face their rivals on Tuesday night, but Albans insists the game against Whitby is the most important one.

“Our only focus is the Whitby game,”he added

“When the Matlock game comes, it’ll be a huge occasion and probably the first ‘six pointer’ of our season given the position both clubs are in.

“When you look at the rivalry between the two clubs, this is potentially the biggest game of it’s history because both teams need the points to avoid relegation.

“We need to give ourselves every chance of climbing the table, so points against Whitby is first on the agenda.”