Football Focus Issue 75 - Page 57

Eccleshall It would be fair to say that the team did not perhaps get off to the start that they would have liked this time around and have put together a record of four wins, four draws and eight defeats from their sixteen matches played. This has left them sitting near the bottom of the table with sixteen points. They have enjoyed an upturn in results lately however, having taken ten points from their last four games. Manager Dave Dale spoke to their official website,, after their most recent victory, saying, “Todays 2-1 win was a very pleasing 3pts, together with top attitudes from the whole squad. The lads executed their roles and responsibilities extremely well, their willingness to work for the team and keep the shape with and without the ball was top drawer. From my side it makes it so much easier to have a fantastic management team with Nick and Richard, to be able to have the confidence that objectives are carried out professionally by people who have passion and desire to accomplish our goal is a great asset to work with. We must not forget our physio, Kristian, who’s work often goes unnoticed, but is so valuable to us. It’s now even more important to keep the standards high and move it on another notch.” One of the standout performers so far this season has been centre forward Louis Downes who has been in prolific form in front of goal, finding the back of the “We live in Purshall, can see the ground from our house and our children play on the practice pitch. We’ve just started sponsoring Eccleshall this season and hope the team get the results you deserve on the field.” Robert Farnley, Bowcock and Pursall Solicitors net twelve times in seventeen matches. Harvey Collins and Dan Needham have also both chipped in with some valuable strikes. Having a striker that can be relied upon to regularly find the back of the net is vital for any side and will give confidence to the whole team knowing that they have the potential to turn good performances into goals. Eccleshall FC’s recent improvement in results is a just reward for all of the hard work that is going into the club. Hopefully they will be able to continue in the same manner for many years to come and everyone at Football Focus Magazine would like to take this opportunity to wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season. We are your trusted advisors who you can turn to when in need Services for You • Residential Property • Court of Protection • Employment • • Family and Matrimonial • Farm Property & Agriculture• • Fixed Fee Services • Personal Claims & Disputes • • Powers of Attorney • Probate • Tax Planning • Trusts • Wills • Opening Hours Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 5.00pm Proud Sponsor of Eccleshall FC T: 01785 339514 F: 01785 850691 W: E: 8 Stafford Street, Eccleshall ST21 6BH 57