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Parson Drove joint-manager Robbie Harris looking for play-off push in Thurlow Nunn First Division North



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Robbie Harris doesn't believe a play-off push is beyond the reach of his players ahead of the second half of their campaign.

Parson Drove travel to Peterborough North End in Thurlow Nunn First Division North action this Saturday off the back of a solid 1-1 draw with Norwich CBS last weekend.

Having shown they can compete with any team in the league on their day, joint-manager Harris is looking for his side to kick on in the coming weeks.

Parson Drove joint boss Robbie Harris (right) is looking for a play-off push
Parson Drove joint boss Robbie Harris (right) is looking for a play-off push

"It would be nice to have a good run and maybe even push for the play-offs at the back end of the season," he said.

"Obviously we're not really expecting that, but if we do really well in the second half of the season there's no reason why we can't do that.

"We've played the better teams in the league and taken points off them. It's just trying to get that consistency going.

"We need to do it week in, week out. We drew with Harleston, we beat Sheringham, we've drawn with Norwich. So we've taken points off some of the better teams in the league.

"We just need to go on a run of games and pick up points.

"We've obviously still got Wisbech St Mary in there, we've got Debenham and Great Yarmouth to play. So there are still lots of winnable games there.

"If we have a strong second half of the season, we'd like to have a push and get as close to those play-offs as we can."

Drove were worthy of their point against Norwich at the weekend, but Harris believes they could have taken more after Ryan Lennon gave them the lead before their opponents went down to ten men.

"We're slightly disappointed that we didn't go on and get the three points," Harris said.

"We'd definitely have taken that result before the game. We played quite well, especially in the first half.

"We fought and battled really hard against a very good outfit, and I personally think they're the best side in the league on their day.

"We restricted them to very few chances in the first half, and they came out quite strongly in the second half but we weathered the storm quite well.

"They went down to nine men for ten minutes with a sin-bin, and we decided to try and go for it and see if we could get a winner - but it wasn't to be.

"We're pleased with the result, but with the way the game went we probably could and should have nicked the three points.

"They are a very good team, and even with ten men they looked very dangerous going forward.

"Their forward line are very good, they hit you very quickly when the ball turns over and counter very quickly.

"Although it would have been nice to keep that clean sheet and get the win, I think on the balance of it they deserved to get a win out of it."

With Drove now facing a trip to a Peterborough North End side who are level on points with them in the table this Saturday, Harris wants a similar performance from his players.

"It's a big derby. Obviously they came up through the Peterborough league at the same time as us," he said.

"We beat them at our place, so it'll be a good battle and a good game to see exactly where we are. We seem to be in a bit of good form."

Parson Drove vs Norwich CBS: Watson, Brown, Blackman, Jackson, Gear, Lewis, Hardwick, Drew, Smith, Lennon, Davey (Subs: Harris, Anderson, Brown. Subs not used: Brand)



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