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'Little bit of luck' favours Hungerford

Easter double needed to cement play-off spot

Malcolm Howe

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'Little bit of luck' favours Hungerford

Ian Herring - shrugging off ankle injury

HUNGERFORD TOWN will go into the Easter weekend still holding on to fourth place in the EvoStik League Southern’s Premier Division after getting ‘the little bit of luck’ manager Bobby Wilkinson for which manager Bobby Wilkinson was hoping.

“We need that bit of luck with results going for us,” he said, and that is just what happened in midweek when promotion rivals Leamington and Hitchin Town faltered on the road.

It means the damage inflicted by Monday night’s home defeat at the hands of Weymouth was limited, but a good Easter is needed to take full advantage of the let-off.

Saturday sees Hungerford entertain a Dunstable Town side thet beat Hungerford with a late goal in Bedfordshire in January, and on Monday they go to Beaconsfield to face Slough Town, who ran Hungerford close at Bulpit Lane earlier this month.

“Win on Saturday, and we’re buzzing again,” said Wilkinson. “Nobody is really getting back-to-back wins, and that’s what we need to do.”

Hungerford are now without top scorer Nat Jarvis until April 2 after he flew out for Caribbean Cup duty with Antigua and Barbuda, but midfielder Ian Herring is playing through an ankle injury and defender Jon Boardman is edging closer to a comeback from his own injury.

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