Sergio Goater urges Hamilton Parish to stay humble ahead of cup clash with Dandy Town
Hamilton Parish coach Sergio Goater is looking to build on his team’s encouraging performances as they return to action in the Dudley Eve Trophy on Wednesday.
The Hot Peppers are fresh off a 4-1 thrashing of X-Roads in their Premier Division opener at the weekend and is fully focused on downing Dandy Town in their quarter-final clash at Devonshire Recreation Club (6.30pm).
While Goater is pleased with the progress his team has made, he has has urged his players to keep their feet on the ground.
“I am pleased with the way things are going,” he said. “We are buzzing but we have to remain humble and take one game at a time because nothing has been accomplished yet.”
Town have blown hot and cold in recent weeks, losing 4-0 to Devonshire Cougars in the Charity Cup and barely scraping past a depleted Robin Hood in their league opener but despite their indifferent form, Goater is not taking them for granted.
“That would obviously play on your mind but you still have to remember they are Dandy Town, so I am not trying to look into that toomuch,” he said.
“They are the league champions so it’s going to be a tough game, but we are looking forward to it and it’s a cup game so anything can happen.”
The other quarter-final on Wednesday features PHC Zebras renewing battle with North Village at 9pm in the second meeting between the two sides in five days.
Village edged Zebras 1-0 in their lopening Premier Division game in the first match played under the lights at PHC Field in more than 20 years onFriday.
The remaining quarter-finals will be played at PHC Field next Wednesday, with Somerset Trojans taking on X-Roads at 6.30pm followed by holders Devonshire Cougars and Boulevard at 9pm.