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Pinchbeck United travel to Selston in crucial United Counties League Premier Division North match

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Knights boss Lewis Thorogood feels his side have a chance to press home an advantage in a crucial spell in the battle to beat the drop from the United Counties League Premier Division North.

Second-from-bottom Pinchbeck travel to face a Selston side on Saturday who are just one point and one place above the Knights in the league table.

They then host an out-of-form Deeping Rangers next weekend before matches against Skegness Town and bottom-of-the-table Holbeach United over the festive period.

Pinchbeck boss Lewis Thorogood. Photo: Chris Lowndes (53617216)
Pinchbeck boss Lewis Thorogood. Photo: Chris Lowndes (53617216)

It’s a vital run of fixtures for the Knights who will be aiming to do the double over Saturday’s hosts following a 3-1 home success over the Nottinghamshire side at the end of August.

Thorogood said: “It’s a very important four or five weeks for us and there is a togetherness and a desire within the squad to want to get us out of this situation.

“I am really pleased that there’s been good attendance at training and the boys are in good spirits with each other.

“They genuinely do want to get us out of this predicament and we have now got a run of games which are very important to how our season develops or plays out.

“I don’t want to use a cliche of them being cup finals but they do feel a little bit like it.

“There are teams around us that are starting to fall and drop so we have got to try and see if we can press home the advantage over the next few games to pull ourselves either better into the mix or away from it.”

Holbeach are also on their travels as they visit 15th-placed Quorn who have hit a good run of form in recent weeks.

The Tigers are currently looking for their third manager of the season after parting company with Gary Frost by mutual consent this week.

Deeping Rangers will make a welcome return to the Haydon Whitham Stadium when they host sixth-placed Heather St Johns this weekend.

Eleven of Rangers’ last 13 games have been away from home and Clarets boss Daniel French is looking for an improved performance following last Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Melton Town.

French said: “It is part and parcel of the league having all these away games because it will all come round and we’re going to end up playing the same amount at home, but hopefully we can put on a better show of ourselves over the next few games.”

Deeping have boosted their attacking options by signing striker Marcus Pancho who has recently moved to the area and has previously played for Enfield Town in the Isthmian League.

Bourne also have a home match in Division One as they entertain Birstall United at the JJ Mac Stadium.

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