Momentum key for in-form Frickley

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FRICKLEY Athletic boss Peter Rinkcavage is calling for more of the same from his troops following their “best performance of the season” in the 3-0 win over Nantwich Town on Tuesday night.

Rinkcavage was delighted with his side’s showing as they chalked up their first win for a month and moved out of the Evo-Stik Premier Division relegation places in the process.

The Blues boss insists his side have now “set the standards required” to avoid relegation and he’s looking for the improved performances to continue for the tough trip to second-placed Colwyn Bay on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

“I left Worksop (Town) when they were second in the table but the performance we put in against Nantwich was the best I’ve seen all season,” he said.

“We were outstanding and we’ve been very solid in our last three games so we just need to keep that momentum going.”

He continued: “We’ve brought new players in and the belief is back with the players, they’re playing with confidence.

“The main thing is that we’ve put ourselves right back in touch with four or five teams outside the bottom four and it’s given us a great chance to stay up.

“We need to keep the momentum going now even though it will be tough at Colwyn Bay.”

Paul Lister, on-loan from Alfreton Town, has added steel to the Blues’ defence and they’ve been unbeaten in the three games he’s played in, while striker Brian Cusworth, signed from Sheffield FC, has “added another dimension” to their play.

The Blues have also been boosted with the news that striker Ashley Burbeary has turned down “lucrative” offers from two Evo-Stik Premier League clubs to stay and help Frickley in their battle against the drop.

Midfielder Glyn Cotton has completed a moved to Stocksbridge Park Steels.

The Blues are back on home soil on Tuesday night when they welcome Bradford Park Avenue (kick-off 7.45pm).

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