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Luton Town ace Stuart Fleetwood backing Woolhope Allstars
10:00am Thursday 14th March 2013 in Sport
FORMER Hereford United striker Stuart Fleetwood will be gracing the Jewson Herefordshire Sunday League with his presence to help Woolhope Allstars’ push for the treble.
The Luton Town hitman has remained good friends with Allstars manager Jamie Lawson since his first stint with the Bulls.
The pair met through mutual friends.
Lawson said: “It’s good that Stuart comes up still, and he does add a bit of experience and professionalism which can only help us, and it’s good for the players to get a bit of a boost from it.
“We’ve been mates for ages now, we got on from the off. There’s a lot of banter between us and that’s probably why.
“Even though he has a bit of a profile and plays at a high level, he’s still a good lad and he’s a big help.”
Allstars are currently unbeaten at the top of the Herefordshire Sunday League Division One, and Lawson is “very confident” of finishing the league campaign with that status.
He said: “Remaining unbeaten is the aim, and the league is still the main priority for us.
“If the league is tied up by the last game of the season, then maybe Fleetwood might get a game if he’s lucky.
“But I don’t want to fix what’s not broken, so he will have to run the line for a bit first before he gets on the pitch to prove his worth.”
Allstars have key battles before minds can turn to the last day of the season.
April 28 sees them face off against Misfits in final of the Shelton Cup, but first up is a semi-final tie against Ledbury Allstars in the HFA Sunday Cup this weekend.
“The treble is definitely on, and we can do it.
“I’m confident of winning the Shelton Cup, but it’s the HFA Cup that will prove harder.
“That’s the big one, and Ledbury Allstars are a good team and are the main threat to us.
“But we’re well equipped to deal with them. We’ll probably have to soak up a lot of pressure in the first 20 minutes, but we have a good backline so I know we can do that.
“Our centre-back and captain, Craig Green, is experienced at this level and drives us on, and goalkeeper Sam Scotford has been very good since he’s come in too.
“If we play our way against them though, we should be OK. We’re full of confidence, and have two strikers, Cory Hyde and Ryan Rowlett, in the race for the Golden Boot.”
The 26-year-old Blue Square Bet Premier striker confirmed he will “definitely” come down for the HFA Cup Final should Allstars make it, as well as the other key fixtures.
“I still speak to Jamie quite a lot and like to see how they’re getting on.
“I’ll be there for the Shelton Cup final just to say good luck really, and to see all the lads again.
“If they get past Ledbury, then I will definitely come up for that final, too. I like coming back to Hereford as much as I can; it’s good to see everyone.
“I won’t be getting involved that much, it’s Jamie’s side and his hard work, I’ll just wish them all the best and show my support. “I certainly won’t be taking any credit for their success.”