Hornchurch goalkeeper Mott backing side to get better of Hertford to build momentum
PUBLISHED: 15:00 17 November 2017
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Hornchurch goalkeeper Sam Mott is backing his side to get back on a run against Bostik North play-off rivals Hertford Town this weekend.
Urchins host the eighth-placed outfit at Bridge Avenue on Saturday (3pm) as they look to get back on a winning run after a comfortable 4-0 victory against Ware last week.
The two sides have already met this season when Jimmy McFarlane’s men came away with a 2-1 victory in the FA Cup third qualifying round thanks to goals from Leon McKenzie and George Purcell.
“I’m expecting a tough physical encounter against Hertford, just as it was when we played them in the FA Cup,” Mott said.
“They are well-organised team who are just outside the play-offs at the moment so it will be a difficult game, but if we apply ourselves the same way we did against Ware I’m confident we can get the right result.”
The long-serving goalkeeper believes it is important to pick up another three points to get them back on track.
“It’s really important, we want keep the momentum and confidence going,” he added.
“We have a brilliant bunch of players here and I have full confidence that we will go on another run.”
Hornchurch were struggling with form of late and fell to four straight defeats, but that was brought to a halt with their 4-0 win at Ware and Mott believes that victory was vital.
“Yeah, it’s exactly what everyone at the club needed,” he added.
“Losing four games in a row was hard to take, especially after the 11 wins in a row at the start of the season.
“It made the result against Ware even more important.”
Mott believes the team went into the match with a mindset of nothing less than three points was acceptable and he was pleased to keep a clean sheet.
“We went into the game knowing that nothing but a win would do,” he said.
“We set out trying to be as positive as possible and play at the highest tempo. The boys put in a great shift and we got the result that was needed.
“I’m very happy with another clean sheet, it was probably one of my easiest of the season to be honest. It was a quiet day, but I’d take those all day long. But the win was the most important thing against Ware.”