Football: Boss Adie Arnold confident of Christchurch revival

IN CHARGE: Adie Arnold

IN CHARGE: Adie Arnold

First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

CHRISTCHURCH boss Adie Arnold says his side’s performances have convinced him that a first win of the season is not far away.

Arnold, who departed Verwood Town after eight-and-a-half successful seasons in May, has presided over three Wessex Premier defeats so far this season.

However, Christchurch have the chance to gain three valuable points when they travel to Brockenhurst tomorrow night (7.45pm) and Arnold insists his faith in his charges remains strong.

He told the Daily Echo: “We’re not far off. I believe in these players because they have played some good football.

“It’s important we keep our heads up and keep playing the right way. I’d be more concerned if we had played poorly in the last two games.”

Priory: (from) Bray, Steer, Dodd, Wilkinson, Smith, Cullen, Hill, Lovell, Morgan, Hampton-Brown, Owen, Fawcett, Proudley, Saxby, Vining, Harris.

  • Verwood Town manager Carl Poore has admitted he is in the market for experienced players ahead of the trip to Fawley tomorrow (7.45pm).

He said: “I’m on the lookout for one of two older heads to bring to the club.

“We need someone who has been there and done it so they can help the young lads on the pitch.”

Potters: (from) Lynch, Buck, Cousins, Dyer, Elysee, Evans, Gajic, Turner, Whelan, Anderton, Fisk, Rutten, Foster, Groves.

  • In tomorrow night’s Southern South & West action, Wimborne Town side visit Larkhall.

The Magpies are still without injured striker Mark Gamble, while Adam Costello will undergo a late fitness test.

Summer signings Tom Biles and Andy Powell could make their debuts.

Magpies: (from) Harvell, Arnold, Maybury, Oliver, Costello, Davidson, Blake, Wilson, Griffin, Webb, Stokoe, Kemble, Brimson, Phelps, Biles, Powell.

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