Athletic boss seeks side’s ruthless streak

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WETHERBY Athletic welcome League Cup giantkillers Old Centralians to The Ings tomorrow with boss Eugene Lacy primed for action (2.30pm).

Their opponents have beaten Premier League opposition twice in the West Yorkshire League’s premier cup competition this season including defending County Cup champions Knaresborough Town.

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NAWN103124 Bardsey V Sherburn. I'll have that one thinks Bardsey's goal scorer Robert Dickinson. 1103124AMa

They also pushed Boroughbridge all the way in the quarter-final of the League Cup on Saturday taking the lead in their 3-1 defeat at Aldborough Road.

Wetherby come into the game on the back of Saturday’s 4-2 win at home to Aberford Albion.

A strike from Andy Kenyon, a brace from Adam Carter and a Tom Gorringe goal sealed the points.

Lacy wants his side to be ruthless in front of goal.

“We are quietly confident going into it,” said Lacy.

“I’m not really bothered about how they’ve been doing.

“All I know is if we play the way I know we can we’ll win.

“But we missed a lot of chances on Saturday. I just hope goal difference doesn’t stop us going up.

“We’ve got to start putting teams away.”

Wetherby currently sit just three points behind leaders Robin Hood Athletic with two games in hand.

On Wednesday, Wetherby had former Harrogate Town stalwarts Ian Blackstone and Robbie Whellens in their squad that won 3-1 at Nostell. Whellens grabbed two goals and Blackstone hit the post.

“We had an ex-Conference front line against Nostell,” said Lacy.

“They’re in their 40s but still class.”

BARDSEY are now five points clear at the top of the Premier League after Saturday’s 6-0 win over SHERBURN WHITE ROSE.

Martin Bradley’s side are at home to Otley Town in the League Cup quarter-final tomorrow as their hunt for the treble continues. Sherburn will want a reaction at home to Boroughbridge tomorrow.