Stowmarket Town FC

Casement Aware Of Challenge

Alex Moss  Twitter:   @stowtownfc  Picture: Belfast Live

Chris Casement says he is well aware of the challenge his new club Stowmarket Town face in attempting to write their name in the Thurlow Nunn League history books this week.

The former Northern Ireland international is set to be named in the squad for the first time tonight, as Stow make the trip to Woodbridge Town for a rearranged fixture that was abandoned two weeks ago.

Due to Covid-19 concerns, Stow’s last completed Premier Division fixture was the 2-2 draw at home to Godmanchester Rovers, back on September 26, which saw Rick Andrews’ side score an injury-time penalty to rescue a point from 2-0 down.

The draw extended Stow’s unbeaten league run to 36 games, dating back to April 2019, and puts them in sight of the league’s unbeaten record of 37 games, set by Wisbech Town in the mid-1980s.

And Casement, whose international clearance has gone through and is available for this evening’s clash at Notcutts Park, knows all about the potential achievement that could come Stow’s way were they to avoid defeat tonight.

“The team have gone 36 games unbeaten now,” Casement said. “Probably every single team now that Stowmarket play will have that extra motivation to be the team to stop that run.

“The boys will know the challenge they’ve got in front of them. Every single team they play against will raise their game even more when they play against Stowmarket.

“That in itself creates challenges, so we need to be on it every week, or twice every week if we’re playing Tuesday and Saturday.

“In football you hear the cliche ‘one game at a time’ and you can’t afford to look two or games down the line. If you do that you can end up with egg on your face.

“I’m sure it’s a challenge the boys are embracing. They’ve got this far, so I’m sure they’ll want to go on and equal that run, or even create a little bit of history.”