King hoping for silverware as Aston Clinton fight on three fronts
It's been an excellent season so far but boss Jordan King knows his Aston Clinton side still have lots of unfinished business as they continue to challenge on three fronts.
Currently sixth in the league with games in hand, in the final of the Division Two Cup and semis of the Wycombe Senior Cup, Aston have plenty to play for in the final two and a bit months of the campaign.
Their scheduled clash with Mursley United on Saturday went the way of most other local games and was postponed due a snow-covered, frozen pitch. Though they are still down in sixth in SSML Division Two, Aston could feasibly finish as high as second and top spot is not out of the question either. They trail leaders Park View by 11 points but have two games in hand and the two teams meet this weekend.
“It’s been a great first half to the season,” said King. “We have only suffered one league defeat so far and have one cup final to look forward to and a semi-final coming up as well.
“I think if we can get this club to two cup finals it will be a monumental achievement and something that hasn’t been done at this club for a long time! We are in the running for the title as well, so we are fighting on three fronts.”
Aston have knocked out several higher-ranked sides on their way to the latter stages of two cup competitions.
“The most pleasing thing from is our performances and results against the higher level sides we have played this season,” continued King.
“We have beaten Harpenden Town, who are fighting for promotion from the Premier Division, Holmer Green, who are an established Premier Division side, and the Hellenic Division One champions in Penn & Tylers Green.”
Given that they’ve played just 15 league games this season and still have to find room for at least two more cup ties, Aston face a busy end to the campaign as they play catch up with time running out.
King added: “Our aims are simple; to win every game and make sure we do things right and we’ll see where that takes us between now and the end of the season. Hopefully we’ll have some silverware to show for our efforts.
“I must also say thank you to everyone involved with Aston Clinton. Everyone plays their part in enabling us to try and be successful, especially the players. They are a great bunch to manage and we have some seriously good footballers in our ranks.”