Hibbard has left his Mark since joining villagers

First published in Sport

FORMER Westfields and Newbridge-on-Wye player Mark Hibbard has made a big impact since arriving at Bartestree last month.

Manager Dave Cadwallader says Hibbard makes Bartestree tick and he will be a vital player in the villagers’ top of the table home clash with AFC Bridgnorth this Saturday.

“Mark Hibbard arrived in January and he makes us tick. If we had him from the start, we would be pushing Bridgnorth,”said Cadwallader.

“He makes such a massive difference and having James Upcott back after breaking a cheekbone before Christmas.

“Mark rarely gives the ball away and people look up to him – and that’s important because we have a fairly young team.”

Cadwallader added: “Bridgnorth are a good side and when we went there earlier in the season we could have taken the points. Bridgnorth said we were the best side they had played this season.”

“We are pretty strong at home – if we can get the ball out and play – we are hard to beat.

“I don’t think we will get second place now. I want to win everything but, maybe, it’s not meant to be for us this time.

“We will set ourselves high targets because the club wants to get to the West Midlands League Premier Division.”

Cadwallader will be missing for Bartestree’s big match against Bridgnorth, with assistant-manager Adriano Girolami taking the reins

“Adriano will enjoy it and if we take the points, I probably won’t hear the end of it,” said Cadwallader.

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