Melton St Audry’s ‘overdue’ a result against Achilles

Melton St Audry's, red shirts, in action against Claydon. Both sides are involved in the Bob Coleman

Melton St Audry's, red shirts, in action against Claydon. Both sides are involved in the Bob Coleman Cup semi-finals tomorrow - Melton travel to Achilles and Claydon are at Crane Sports

MELTON St Audry’s manager Steve Moore admits it “doesn’t get much tougher” as his side take on Achilles in the Bob Coleman Cup semi-final tomorrow.

Achilles moved up into second place in the Senior Division of the Touchline SIL after they made it eight wins and two draws from their last ten league games with a 1-0 victory away to Grundisburgh on Wednesday night.

Melton, on the other hand, have drawn two and lost three of their last five league games, which has left Moore baffled.

He said: “We are playing good football, but we are not getting the results.

“I find it hard to criticise our players and we can’t put a finger on it.

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“I think we are in the right position results-wise, but not performance-wise.

“This is a one-off game and you never know in cup football. They will be favourites because they are really flying at the moment.

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“We are the underdogs and have nothing to lose. I think we are pretty much safe from relegation, although we probably need another three or four points to be absolutely certain.

“With that in mind we can throw everything at it and hope that we get that little bit of luck on the day.

“It should not take too much to motivate the players, although it doesn’t get much tougher than a draw away to Achilles, who are always a strong side at home.”

Moore, whose side reached the last four thanks to a 14-13 win on penalties against Stanton, continued: “They also still have the double to go for.

“We play Achilles in the last game of the season, so that could be a vital game.

“Normally the best team over the course of the season wins the league, and (leaders) Ipswich Valley Rangers have been the best team we have faced.

“We have not got a very good record against Achilles in recent seasons, so may be it is our turn to sneak a result against them – we are certainly overdue one.”

Moore said he should have a full squad to choose from for tomorrow’s tie.

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