WOODFORD UNITED: Harris stays positive despite Burnham beating

STAYING POSITIVE - Woodford United joint boss Pete Harris
STAYING POSITIVE - Woodford United joint boss Pete Harris

Pete Harris says Woodford United will go into Saturday’s clash with Slough with a positive attitude – despite suffering a 7-0 defeat at Burnham on Tuesday night.

The Reds were 6-0 down at half-time at The Gore, but stemmed the tide in the second half, only conceding one more goal.

And joint boss Harris insists his side, who are bottom of the Southern League Division One Central, can take some positives out of the game ahead of the home encounter with Slough.

“We’re going into it with a positive attitude,” he said. “We know Slough are a tough side but you never know what happens, we could nick a point or three.

“There are a lot of good things to take out of the second half at Burnham and the players are doing their best.”

Woodford have lost every league game they have played this season, but retain hope of survival as second-from-bottom North Greenford have only garnered four points themselves.

Prior to the Burnham beating, there had been signs of Woodford improving, as they had battled well in 3-0 defeats at Daventry Town on New Year’s Day, and then 3-0 at AFC Hayes last Saturday.

Slough will provide very stiff opposition on Saturday.

The visitors to Byfield Road (ko 3pm) are currently in mid-table, but they have several games in hand on the teams above them, and have lost just four times this season.

When the sides met at Slough back in September, the home side eased to a 4-0 win.