Adams urges Town to build on the positives

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Stratford Town boss Carl Adams. Photo: Mark Williamson.

FOOTBALL

CARL Adams has challenged his Stratford Town players to extend their impressive home form to their excursions on the road.
But he admits they will face a tough test at Dorchester Town in tonight’s Evo-Stik Southern Premier as they travel with a depleted squad.
Despite the agonising finale to Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Farnborough at the MoodChimp Stadium, conceding a deflected injury-time equaliser, manager Adams was pleased with the performance which took their tally to ten points from the last four matches.
Though they missed the chance for four Premier wins in a row for the first time, Stratford had plenty of opportunities to have the victory wrapped up by half-time.
“I thought it was a cracking game to watch. It was end to end and I was standing on the sidelines loving the game,” said Adams.
“I felt we deserved to win but I was impressed with them as well. But Stratford fans have only seen us lose one game at home in 11 games so we need to be applauded for our home record.
“Nobody comes here and gets an easy game. Let’s see if we can improve our away record. It’s a big ask to go to Dorchester, having to leave at 3pm after the lads have been working and had to get time off.
“A couple of lads can’t get time off but that’s non-League football. Work comes first. Football is a passion we love but it doesn’t pay the bills.”
With Liam Francis completing his three-game suspension and Charlie Evans injured, Adams suggested he will be looking to bolster the squad by looking at options from the youth team and FC Stratford.
After the trip to Dorchester, Town are again on the road on Saturday when they visit fourth-placed Kettering Town at Latimer Park. Then next Tuesday, they visit Basingstoke Town.