Petersfield Town looking to do the double over Aylesbury

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PETERSFIELD Town go into their home game against Aylesbury tomorrow (Saturday) looking to do the double over the visitors.

No – your eyes are not deceiving you and you read that right first time. The Rams could do the double over somebody this season.

They’ve lost 29 of their 34 league games so far but Aylesbury are one of only two sides Petersfield have beaten in the league this season, the other being Farnborough.

The 2-1 victory over tomorrow’s opponents back on November 12, thanks to two goals from Alfy Whittingham, was the last time the Rams tasted victory in the Southern League.

Manager John Robson will be looking to lift spirits in the Petersfield camp to achieve the unlikely double, and a win would take his side’s points tally into double figures for the campaign.

Gallows humour is starting to take over around Love Lane and the team is currently on a wretched run of 10 straight defeats.

But maintaining a sense of humour and trying to keep spirits up is important in attempts to try and turn a corner and get some results on the board, according to chairman Graeme Moir.

“When people ask me how I’m feeling I tend to sing them a little song,” replied Moir. “I’ve changed the words to ‘we’ll meet again’ to ‘we’ll win again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll win again some sunny day.

“It certainly gets people smiling and laughing when they are feeling down about things – and where we are with things this season we need to stick together and keep each other going.

“Hopefully the sun will be shining on us this Saturday and we can do the double over Aylesbury – it’s no more than the players, coaching staff and supporters of this club deserve for sticking with it with everything that has gone on this season.

“Sometimes you have to laugh or you would cry. Take Tuesday’s game against Egham for example. One of our supporters said to me: ‘This is strange, it’s still 0-0 and we are doing OK at the moment.

“He had barely finished his sentence when an Egham player latched on to a miss-kick and smashed the ball past our keeper and into the top corner.

“Sometimes this year you just couldn’t make it up what has happened to us. Those who have stayed and battled on for the club deserve everyone’s respect for doing so.

“As I also say to people, at the moment we just have to take our medicine and get on with the season. Things won’t always be like this. They will change for the better and it will be the turn of a different team to be in our shoes – that’s how things go around in football.”