Cox hoping for a positive response after Hereford horror show

After a record Hellenic League defeat in their previous outing, at Hereford Lads Club on Saturday when they suffered a crushing 9-1 reverse, Tuffley Rovers have an immediate opportunity to restore any lost confidence when they host Calne Town in their latest Premier Division fixture at Glevum Park on Tuesday evening (7:45pm).

Rovers manager, Rich Cox, is hoping that his side will show the mental resolve needed to bounce back after such a chastening experience at the weekend.

“We’ve had some good performances and results of late, so I’d like to believe Saturday’s result was a one-off, freak occasion”, he said. “We pride ourselves on our battling qualities, especially during tough moments, but as a group we let ourselves and the club down.”

Rovers have already beaten Calne Town this season, when goals from Lewis Bainbridge and Brennan Denness-Barrett were enough to see Rovers to a 2-1 victory. Although Cox is hoping for a positive response from his team, he is also wary of the threat posed by the latest visitors to Glevum Park.

“Calne Town are a decent outfit who have some big threats and it was a close game at their place, so I expect this to be the case again. If we play well we have every chance of taking the points”, he confirmed.

Rovers look forward to welcoming Calne to Glevum Park. Admission rates are unchanged, at £5 per adult/standard admission, £3 concessions and U16s entitled to free admission.