Gavin Chesterfield relishing European play-off semi-final clash following incredible Phase Two in JD Welsh Premier League
Gavin Chesterfield admitted his side will be ready for whoever they face in the European play-off semi-final clash on the 12th of May.
Their season was capped off with a narrow win over Carmarthen Town at Jenner Park and Chesterfield is now very much looking forward to their semi-final play-off and getting his players in the best possible shape ahead of the game.
“We are at the end of a long hard season, but we have got some games to look forward to now. It is about recovering and recuperating. Then we will go about setting out our game plans and ensuring we are well prepared and flying for what are going to be two hugely tough games hopefully.”
He also described his delight of going the entire Phase Two unbeaten after winning eight games and drawing two. “I am so proud, 10 games in this league is something to really be proud of,” he said.
Proud of our lads to finish @WPL_Official phase 2 fixtures undefeated with 8 wins & 2 draws. Thanks as always to our supporters who have been magnificent all season. We now look forward to the challenge of the play offs 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/ITraL2XeaE
— Gavin chesterfield (@Gavchesterfield) April 28, 2018
“The pleasing thing for me is towards the end of the campaign when the play-off place was confirmed, there wasn’t much riding on the games so for the lads to continue to find their standards is incredible.
They have stuck to the game plans which have been set and for them to continue to find ways to win and not get beaten is really pleasing for me so we look forward now to what lies ahead with much excitement.”
The Barry manager also alluded to the fact how much an influence the January signings have had on their unbeaten run. “They have brought a real freshness,” he admitted.
“In any campaign, some new faces lift the campaign and season, and all of the lads have fitted in really well. They’re part of the fabric now.
As I said at the start of the year, I really felt that these bunch of lads could grow and improve and go from strength to strength, thankfully that has proved to be the case and hopefully, that will continue in the playoffs.”
Chesterfield is no doubt proud of his players for what they have achieved this season and admitted how much his side want to improve and write their own names in the history books this season.
“I think we are part of a fantastic football club, we have got a huge history and a rich fabric, these lads want to write their own, so it would be nice for us to do that,” acknowledged Chesterfield.
(Featured image: Rhys Skinner)