Cousins aiming to add Bater to his Yate squad
YATE Town are hoping to complete the signing of former Mangotsfield United midfielder Geraint Bater ahead of tomorrow's clash at Sholing.
Bater, who has been playing at Southern League Division One rivals Cinderford Town since leaving Cossham Street at the end of last season, is believed to have been the subject of a seven-day approach.
Yate boss Rob Cousins is hoping the combative midfielder will go straight into a squad that can lift themselves off the foot of the table if they can beat Sholing tomorrow.
The Bluebells travel to Hampshire in good spirits after ending a run of patchy league form by claiming an impressive victory against title-chasing Hungerford Town last weekend. Cousins, however, is without Mitchell Page (suspended), while skipper Edd Vahid (groin) is struggling to be fit.
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Mangotsfield United boss Richard Thompson has told his players they must build on last weekend's impressive win over Winchester City.
Thompson watched his side claim a 4-3 success, which followed a disappointing 3-0 reverse at the hands of Poole Town seven days earlier.
Mangotsfield will go in search of back-to-back victories when Didcot Town visit Cossham Street tomorrow and Thompson said: "It was important I saw a response after the Poole defeat.
"The players didn't let me down. Winchester is a tricky place to go, so it was really pleasing to come away with a result.
"We have been playing quite well, but that hasn't really been reflected in results over the last few weeks, so it was important to take three points from a game in any way we could.
"We've drawn a few too many games recently and that has meant we haven't really been moving anywhere in terms of our league position. We need to build on it."
Thompson welcomes Ben Hunt back into the squad after the striker missed last weekend's game with a calf injury.
Clevedon Town will attempt to return to winning ways when they host North Leigh at the Hand Stadium tomorrow.
Mickey Bell watched his in-form side suffer a 3-2 defeat at the hands of local rivals Taunton Town last weekend, but said: "We had a nightmare 20 minutes or so at the start of the game and that sowed the seeds for the rest of the afternoon.
"We missed a couple of early chances and then Taunton had two shots and scored two goals, which really put us on the back foot.
"The boys did respond soon afterwards and played some good football. We got a couple of goals back, but just couldn't get an equaliser. If we'd have levelled things up, I think we would have gone on and won the game."
Bell, meanwhile, is without midfielder Jordan Walker (suspended) and defender Rory Prendergast (hamstring). Striker Curtis Jack is also struggling with a ankle problem.
"We're expecting a tough game," added Bell. "North Leigh are a bit of a streaky side in that they lose a few and then go off on a run where they win five or six on the bounce."
Paulton Rovers will attempt to continue their upturn in form when they host Abingdon United at Winterfield Road tomorrow. Manager Nick Bunyard welcomes Chippenham Town winger Brandon Barnes into the squad after completing a loan deal.
Defenders Marcus Mapstone and Jack Allward miss out due to other commitments.