Prior defeat means nothing, says Mustoe

Tuffley Rovers’ Neil Mustoe is expecting a difficult evening, as his side look to extend their good run of form (just one defeat in eight) against Brimscombe & Thrupp on Tuesday evening, knowing that the visiting manager, Sam Prior, will be looking for a huge improvement on the performance and result when the two sides last faced each other in the league, at Brimscombe, on 30 December.

On that occasion, Rovers ran out 5-1 winners but that was an unusual result, given that recent history between the two sides is very much in favour of Prior’s team, so Mustoe is expecting a tough evening.

“I have been in the game long enough to know how this feels both ways, and I’m sure Sam and his team will be looking to make their mark on tonight’s game, so we need to be right on it from the first whistle to the last”, said Mustoe.

The game will kick-off at 7:45pm. The official match-day programme is now available online and printed copies will be available at the turnstiles.