With the season nearly at the halfway point, we sat down with manager Rhys Griffiths to hear his thoughts on the season so far, the teams undefeated run in the league and which team he’s been most impressed with so far…
Hi Rhys. We are nearly at the half way point in the season so I thought this might be a good time to get your thoughts on how things have gone. You’re top of the league, you must be happy with that?
Of course its great to be top and everyone chasing us. Naturally I don’t want to slip up too many times but I think there is more pressure on our rivals not to lose as they won’t want the gap to open any further. At the moment its all to play for and both Haverfordwest and Cambrian will fancy their chances of catching us – maybe even one or two others.
You haven’t lost in the league yet which is a great record…
No we haven’t. There have been a few games where we might lost but the players have a ‘never say die’ attitude. They have been tremendous when facing adversity up to now. We’ll lose eventually of course, but we’re taking one game at a time and myself, the players, and the staff need to make sure its not in our next match!
Who have been the stand-out performers up to now?
Difficult to name individuals. Everyone has had one or two very good games and been pretty consistent alongside those. Kane Owen was brilliant last game, next week we may need someone else to lift us. The balance of the squad is good, and although we’ll always look to strengthen, our main strength is the squad depth.
You haven’t faced Haverfordwest yet, will those games be pivotal?
They might be if one of us can take 4 or even 6 points from them. It all depends on how the league looks when we face them. The same applies to the away match with Cambrian who are on a great run – league and cup. Im equally concerned about going to the like of Undy as I am those though.
Which team has impressed you most so far this season?
Britton Ferry were good when we went to their place. We dominated the last fifteen minutes as we were pushing for an equaliser, but other than that the game was either pretty even or in their favour.
Can you win the league?