April 04, 2020

VIDEO: Shrivenham boss hails successful season despite abrupt end to the campaign

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Despite the abrupt end to the Hellenic Premier Division campaign, Shrivenham manager Gareth Davies says it has still been a season of progression for the club.

With the Football Association confirming that all leagues between steps three and six will be null and voided because of the coronavirus outbreak, it means the likes of Shrivenham have kicked a ball for the last time this season.

Shrivenham were heading for a fourth place finish with nine games remaining and despite the season ending prematurely, Davies maintains it has still been a successful campaign for the club.

“In the grand scheme of things people are losing their lives so it is more important than worrying about the Hellenic Prem to be honest,” admitted Davies.

“I wasn’t fussed about it (the standings) if it’s finished now, fourth for us is progression from last year.

“We had nine games to go, I don’t know where we would have finished. I thought we were just warming up for the run-in.

“The trouble with our mob really was consistency. With consistency, who knows where we would have been.

“We lost games that we really shouldn’t have lost. Some games we have gone in and been absolutely outstanding. We’ve kind of had nothing in between.

“Westfields were the best team we have played this year and they deserve to go up on merit this year but it doesn’t matter now, it’s null and void.

“Overall, with the league finishing now, it is progression. That’s the key thing. The group of players that we have got, I’ve always said that they are first class.”

“Until things are made a little bit clearer we can’t plan for anything. Clubs and leagues are just going to have to wait until we hear a little bit more.”

Your Sport’s Steve Butt caught up with Shrivenham boss Gareth Davies.

Watch this interview below.

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