It's looking up at last for Snowden
PUBLISHED: 13:52 13 September 2007 | UPDATED: 15:14 12 May 2010
CROWS boss Phil Snowden hopes Saturday s impressive FA Vase win over FC Clacton can help his side turn the corner and rebuild their stuttering league season. Royston will now face Bedfont at home in the second qualifying round of the competition on Septe
CROWS boss Phil Snowden hopes Saturday's impressive FA Vase win over FC Clacton can help his side turn the corner and rebuild their stuttering league season.
Royston will now face Bedfont at home in the second qualifying round of the competition on September 22, after seeing off the previously unbeaten Ridgeons First Division side.
With the club failing to win a competitive game since July's 3-2 defeat of Hadley in the Herts FA Charity Shield, and with one point from a possible 12 in the league, the 2-1 win also put paid to any rumours that Royston were on the brink of signing Chinese striker Win One Soon!
Snowden told The Crow that the last few weeks had been "absolutely awful" with the former Enfield Town manager insisting he could take no positives from the side's recent form.
He said: "It has been absolutely awful and we really needed a win.
"I had to have a chat with some of the players about their attitudes and I have to say they responded really well on Saturday.
"It was the best we have played in a long time.
"We beat a good side, and one that if I'm honest is better than some of the teams we have been losing to.
"It was a physical game and was more of a battle in some sense - we showed a lot of character."
The players responded to their manager's questions in the best possible way and gave Snowden plenty of positives.
The defence looked solid, the midfield moved the ball around well, and the forwards never stopped running - with match-winner Seb Ndombe a menace from the start.
However, despite Saturday's delight, Snowden maintains that it is his players' league form which is the priority.
Snowden said: "Hopefully the cup win will give us a morale boost and push us on in the league because that's where we need to improve.
"We know we can beat these teams so we have nothing to fear.
"Buckingham Athletic are up next at home on Saturday, and I'm confident we can get a result and turn that corner!