Garry Kimble is calling for his Witham Town players to keep their heads in the Ryman League division one north promotion pressure cooker as they play the first of their “14 cup finals” tonight.
A 5-1 win against AFC Sudbury on Tuesday underlined the good position that second-placed Witham have got themselves into and they know that if they win all 14 of their remaining games that no-one can stop them becoming champions this season.
That run of games starts tonight when Waltham Abbey are the latest side looking to become the first to topple Town on their own turf this season in the league (kick-off 7.45pm).
Kimble said: “I think everyone at the top is feeling the pressure, but what I’ve said to the players is that they need to focus on their own game.
“We have 14 cup finals coming up and if we win them we will go up – simple as that.
“We have to play some of the teams in and around us, but nine of those games are at home, where we are unbeaten so far, and I think that could play a big part.
“I’ve been very impressed with how we’ve bounced back from a poor performance and a 3-0 defeat by Thurrock as we’ve taken nine points from the last three games and at this stage of the season it’s all about results rather than performances.”
Kimble said Anthony Amstead may be missing for tonight's game with an ankle problem, but Lee Townrow should return after missing the game against Sudbury due to personal commitments.