Needham will look to grasp chance to end unwanted run

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Danny Laws has urged his Needham side to grab a golden chance to end their woeful league home record when one of the division’s worst travellers visit, writes Russell Claydon.

Only bottom side Ware (six) have lost more games on the road than Witham Town, who have lost on five of their seven league trips ahead of tomorrow’s journey to Bloomfields (3pm).

Needham, who lost their unbeaten Ryman One North away run on Monday after conceding in stoppage-time at Aveley, have yet to taste a league victory at home and Laws hopes they can end another run.

“It is a good chance to put right our home form,” he said. “And the fact we did not pick up a point with our lack of concentration on Monday means we should be reeling from that.

“Apart from that, we gave a good account of ourselves.”

Laws, whose ninth-placed side are in Isthmian League Cup action at Wroxham on Tuesday (7.45pm), added: “Saturday is a good opportunity so let’s seize it .”

The 2-1 defeat at Aveley came after Saturday’s solid 3-1 away win at Cheshunt where the Marketmen held their nerve after a 64th-minute equaliser to Kieran Leabon’s early strike had threatened to turn the game before goals from Ollie Fenn and Danny Bloomfield.

Laws was delighted with the character shown by his side, but less pleased with the way they threw away a point on Monday after another early Leabon strike had been cancelled out in the first half.

Captain Pip Boyland (knee) is rated 50/50 for tomorrow while versatile player Darcy De’Ath has gone on dual registration to Woodbridge Town to get games.