Blue Review: Sights set on first victory

Whitby Town boss Chris Hardy

Whitby Town boss Chris Hardy

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Whitby Town FC manager Chris Hardy’s weekly column.

We go into Saturday’s home meeting with Corby Town focused on picking up our first three points of the season.

We produced a good performance at Sutton Coldfield last time out that definitely warranted a win.

We were totally dominant in the first half and although there was a bit of a reaction from them after half-time, we were comfortable in the second period and missed three great chances to put ourselves out of sight.

We gave Sutton Coldfield a footballing lesson, yet we’ve ended up with just a point.

There were a lot of positives that we can take out of that performance that we must carry into our next game.

As ever, we will be taking this campaign one match at a time, but I think that we are a good enough side to be able to go into every single fixture confident that we can get a positive result.

I’m pleased to be able to say that I think that we have both the ability and the confidence within the squad to be able to approach games in that way, and for it to be a realistic outlook.

We do have quite a young group of players, so there will be some ups and downs as the boys learn and develop, but once we hit some consistency I think we can do well in this league.

We tackle Corby feeling fresh after Tuesday’s game with Ilkeston was called off, but the lads trained instead and felt the benefit of the work we did.

Andrew May will need a fitness test after picking up a strain in training, but apart from that we should be at full-strength.