Crows won't give up on promotion

PUBLISHED: 13:39 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 16:18 11 May 2010

PAUL Attfield insists that, while mathematically possible, he and his players will be fighting for promotion. The Crows have nine games remaining this season and currently sit 12 points behind leaders Chalfont St. Peter. However, with two games in hand an

PAUL Attfield insists that, while mathematically possible, he and his players will be fighting for promotion.

The Crows have nine games remaining this season and currently sit 12 points behind leaders Chalfont St. Peter.

However, with two games in hand and an impressive form book, the manager says promotion is not beyond the realms of possibility.

"At the beginning of the season I said a top-six finish would be an achievement. The challenge now is to get a high as we can," he said.

"We are quite a way behind the leaders but the players have talked about catching them and I'm not going to turn around and tell them it's not possible but it's certainly a long shot as the teams above us will have to drop points themselves."

The fact Attfield's team have even given themselves an outside chance of gaining promotion is testament to how the players have performed since the turn of the year - recording 10 wins from 16 league outings in 2010.

Royston will have to play seven of their last nine league games away from Garden Walk, however, but Attfield says he's not concerned about his side's ability to perform as well on the road as they've done at home all season.

He added: "I'm not particularly worried about the away games because our form in all our games since the turn of the year has been good."

"Four of the teams we've got to play away from home have got good playing surfaces so we can play our own style of football.

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