We have had a good varied pre season and have played some really good competitive games, so we are now
looking forward to the 1st game on Saturday away to AFC Mansfield.
AFC Mansfield are a new squad this year after their relegation from the Evo Stik East Division One, so we
don’t know a lot about them. They have been scoring a lot of goals in their Pre Season games, but were on the wrong
end of a 7-1 score line on Tuesday night against Hednesford who play at Step 3.
I don’t think you can look at Pre Season Scores too much as teams are trying new players and experimenting with formations, so
sometimes the score lines are a little false.
We know that it will be a tough 1st fixture, but having said, that I can’t see any easy games this season, as the league will
be very competitive. There are 3 Promotion Places to play for this year, so it looks like some of the clubs are really going
for it and seem to be putting a lot of resources into their playing squads.
As always, people will have their favourites for the Title and Promotion, but I believe there are as many as 10-12 Teams, maybe more, that
will fancy finishing in the Top 3, which should make for a really exciting season.
The tinkering and experimenting is now over and it starts for real on Saturday. I feel the players are ready for the tough season ahead
and as usual will give their all for the club and will do their best to make Knaresborough Town FC as competitive as possible, throughout the season.