Sporting ready to shock

By James Masters, October 26, 2011

Sporting JLGB boss Gavin Sharpe has sent runaway league leaders Haroldeans a red-hot warning ahead of this weekend’s clash.

The Sporting boss is adamant his side can become the first in the MJSL to get the better of the Merseysiders this season.

Haroldeans have stormed to the top of the table after winning all seven of their league games but Sharpe is backing his boys to cause an upset.

“We’re not scared of anybody in this league and we know we’re fully capable of beating Haroldeans,” he said.

“We are a team who are renowned for stopping streaks and preventing teams from winning trophies and we want to keep that up.

“Teams don’t like playing against us because they know they’ll be in a real game where they’ll have to fight for everything.

“We know all about Haroldeans and the threats they pose but if we can get our best team out there and play to our potential then I know we can beat them.”

The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in a pre-season friendly and Sharpe says he knows all about the threats posed by Ivan Gee’s side.

“Haroldeans are a good side otherwise they wouldn’t be top of the league,” he added.

“But we know what they’re all about and we know about their striker Bobby Abrams who is their main danger.

“We marked him out of the game in the pre-season match and we’re confident we can do it again.

“I have a lot of faith in my players and I know this is a game we can win.”

Last updated: 2:49pm, November 15 2011