Ramshaw looks on the bright side

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By Nottingham Post | Friday, March 16, 2012, 07:30

JOHN Ramshaw is optimistic Eastwood Town's season can have a silver lining on two fronts.

The Badgers boss has suffered a miserable time since taking charge, largely due to the club's financial problems and budget restrictions.

His troops look doomed to relegation from the Blue Square Bet North at the end of the campaign – a division they finished fourth in last season under a different regime.

But Ramshaw says there can still be positives to take from what has been a disastrous period.

He is hoping Eastwood can go on to retain the Notts Senior Cup, a trophy that has found a second home a Coronation Park over the last few seasons.

A Markell Bailey goal saw them to a 1-0 victory at Hucknall on Wednesday night and now sets up a semi-final clash at Evo-Stik Division One South promotion chasers Carlton Town.

Ramshaw has also been boosted by the displays of some of the raw teenagers he has been forced to throw in.

"We have said to the boys that we can still cap a very difficult season with a trophy," he said.

"The other plus is that the kids have come in and acquitted themselves well. We had four 16-years-olds in at Blyth last week and one of them is still in Year 11 at school.

"Not everyone can go into school on a Monday morning and say they have played in the Blue Square Bet North."

It is hoped Sam Benjamin (groin) will return for tomorrow's clash with Harrogate Town, but Mitch Hanson (thigh) remains a doubt.



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