Citizens looking to ground the Jets

PUBLISHED: 12:06 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 22:10 26 October 2009

WGC caretaker boss Dave Lewis

WGC caretaker boss Dave Lewis

WGC face Oxhey Jets in the Herts FA Charity Shield tonight (Thursday) at Herns Lane, with the side looking to build upon some impressive league performances under caretaker manager Dave Lewis. The Citizens defeated cup holders Leverstock Green 4-1 in the

WGC face Oxhey Jets in the Herts FA Charity Shield tonight (Thursday) at Herns Lane, with the side looking to build upon some impressive league performances under caretaker manager Dave Lewis.

The Citizens defeated cup holders Leverstock Green 4-1 in the quarter-finals of the competition in February.

And having thrashed the Jets 5-0 in the away league fixture in January, Lewis is confident his side can reach the final tonight.

"We are very confident for Thursday's game," he said after the weekend's 2-2 draw with St Margaretsbury.

"I think we have a good team now, and have been very pleased with the last few performances."

Lewis added: "It's a great chance to win some silverware this season, and my players will be well up for the game."

WGC have arrested an alarming slide which had seen them faced with the possibility of relegation to the SML Division One.

Following Howard Cowley's shock resignation, however, Lewis and his assistant Graham Willis have come in and steadied the ship, and they will start as favourites for the semi-final tie.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm and the club are eager for as many people as possible to attend and show their support.


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