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CHIPPENHAM TOWN: We were up for an upset, says Fey
CHIPPENHAM Town assistant manager Richard Fey says that his side fancied their chances of causing an upset against league leaders Leamington yesterday.
The Bluebirds were left frustrated as their clash at Hardenhuish Park was called off just 15 minutes prior to kick-off, leaving supporters disappointed and their Warwickshire visitors with a wasted trip.
Fey says that Chippenham had set out to take the game to Leamington and the Bluebirds assistant also thanked the home fans for their support, despite Saturday afternoon's planned proceedings falling foul of the wet weather.
“It was frustrating – we wanted the game played and so did Paul Holleran (Brakes manager) and Leamington, for obvious reasons,” said Fey.
“When I got the ground at half 12, the pitch looked as good as it had done all season but as soon as the downpour started at about quarter past two, the referee said that he didn't think it could go ahead.
“Our chairman was still at the ground at 3.45 and he said that there were puddles all over, so there wasn't really any way it could have been played.
“Lee Phillips was out with a rib injury but we had Tom Knighton and Alan Griffin up front and we weren't going to be trying to hold on to the point we started the game with. We were set up to go for all three.
“But there's nothing we can do about the weather and I feel sorry for the supporters, especially the ones from Leamington.
“I've got to say thanks to our fans though because the noise they made when we were warming up was great. Hopefully they'll come and give us that support at Totton next weekend.”
Fey also revealed that goalkeeper Ben John is nearing a return from injury.
The Bluebirds make the trip to Hampshire next weekend to take on tenth-placed AFC Totton, who were beaten 3-0 at St Albans City yesterday.
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