COVE PLAYERS PRAISED FOR GOING THE EXTRA MILES TO MAINTAIN LEAD OVER BRORA AT TOP OF LEAGUE
COVE Rangers manager John Sheran has applauded his players for showing no signs of travel sickness to ensure they remain in pole position in the race for the Breedon Highland League title.
Cove backed up a 0-0 draw away to nearest challengers Brora Rangers with a 6-0 victory over Fort William at Claggan Park.
Many of the Cove players travelled more than 625 miles to make the round trips to the two games, within the space of just four days.
John is pleased they have come out at the end of it all still six points ahead of Brora with four matches to play.
But he also warned his squad they are going to have to keep digging deep if they want finally see off Brora’s challenge and retain their title.
“It’s been a very tough period for the players,” said John.
The trip to Fort William in particular was hard on them because they had to get time off work then spend the guts of nine hours on the road making the round trip before also getting up early for work the next day.
“But it’s also something they have to show they can handle if we are to get to where we want to be at the end of the season.
“It was great to win 6-0 against Fort William and go six points clear in the league but you will hear no talk of the title already being won in our camp.
“I’m looking for the players to maintain the drive and hunger that has got us this far to ensure we now go and get the job done.”
Top scorer Mitch Megginson missed the win over Fort William because of an ankle injury but is expected to be fit for Saturday’s league clash against Wick Academy at Balmoral Stadium.