Top of the table clash this weekend
PUBLISHED: 11:46 08 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:57 11 May 2010
ROYSTON Town face Kings Langley for the second time in four weeks this weekend as the Crows hope to put even more distance between themselves and their nearest rivals in the Spartans South Midlands Division One. The two sides shared the points in a tightl
ROYSTON Town face Kings Langley for the second time in four weeks this weekend as the Crows hope to put even more distance between themselves and their nearest rivals in the Spartans South Midlands Division One.
The two sides shared the points in a tightly contested 0-0 at Garden Walk on December 13 and have been drawn against each other this Saturday in a rearranged game as Harpenden Town, who Royston were set to play, are competing in a cup game instead.
Royston are currently three points ahead of their rivals, who were beaten 3-0 at Bedford Town Reserves on Saturday, and have three games in hand.
Boss Paul Attfield might recall speedy left winger Luke Robins back to the squad after his two month lay off.
His fitness will be tested at training on Thursday but if he does return to the squad it is doubtful whether he will start the game.
Attfield said: "Saturday's game we approach no differently than any other. Whether we play second or bottom the reward for a win is three points over a 40 game league season.
"Kings Langley losing (on Saturday) only gives us another game advantage not any more points advantage. Hopefully if we can beat them this Saturday that would stretch our advantage more but it is completely pointless over-exaggerating the games in hand issue as only having more points than our rivals will determine the final league positions."
Attfield, meanwhile, has added two new signings to his playing squad with 18-year-old defender/midfielder Danny Payne, pictured left, and 19-year-old winger Matt Pring joining the Crows from Hitchin Town.
Both have served on the Stevenage Borough youth EFCO scheme and have also played in both league and tour representative teams which Attfield has run in recent years.
Royston's league matches for February have been announced.
The Crows are set to play host to Ampthill Town on February 7 before three away games at Bedford Town Reserves on February 14), Cranfield United a week later and Tokyngton Manor on February 24.
Royston's final league game of the month is a home tie against Hatfield Town on February 28.