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Basingstoke Town manager Jason Bristow's weekly column
8:00am Saturday 2nd March 2013 in Hampshire Sport
WITH the league table still very tight, Saturday’s game against Billericay will be a big one for both teams.
A win would be a huge result for either side and for that reason I am hoping you will see a very attacking game.
With 12 games to play, we need to get points on the board as soon as possible if we are going to push ourselves away from the bottom of the table and make a late charge for the play-offs again.
We have not had much luck with injuries throughout this season. Ross Adams has missed a large part of the campaign, while we had a number of niggling injuries in the early to middle part of the season to several players.
Now the injury to Jay Gasson has left us short on defensive cover again. Jay had an x-ray on Saturday and there was no break but like Ross we are waiting for a scan to discover the extent of the injury.
We will also be without Matt Warner, who is away for two weeks, which has left us short on the left.
Last week we picked up a point at Maidenhead when we really should have come back with all three.
Having been a goal down at half-time we turned it around in the first eight minutes of the second-half and then dominated but unfortunately we could not get the decisive third goal.
Maidenhead were then awarded a very dubious penalty and after seeing the replay I am even more bemused as to how it was given.
We have another tough run of games now, starting on Saturday. We then travel to Salisbury and Welling who are battling it out for the title, before hosting Maidenhead.
It is a big few weeks for the team to show we can perform consistently and finish the season on a high.