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Parkway looking to extend positive start to the season

The season has started extremely well for us with victories away at Buckland in the FA Cup followed up with victory in midweek in our first league game of the new campaign against St Blazey.

It was so important to get off to a positive start and despite the performance not being the best we can play the result was all important and to score three goals, keep a clean sheet and pick up maximum points was the most important thing. St Blazey defended very well and were proving difficult to break down We knew we had to be patient and eventually the goal would come.

The return and introduction of Sam Davey certainly contributed to our renewed energy and pace for the last half hour. This was a fantastic period where we scored all three goals to win the match.

The first two games have been very testing for the squad with many players out injured, on holiday or suspended. So to achieve the results we have has been terrific and certainly shows the importance of a really good squad.

We have certainly been grateful of the help from our reserves, in particular Stirling Woodside and in midweek it was great to see Mike Landricombe back helping out in a Parkway shirt.

This is certainly about to change with the return today of Josh Zimmerman, Mark Berry, Jamie Bass and Mason Hughes. Luke Rundle is also moving closer to full fitness as is Jordan Trott which is also fantastic news for us. Danny Lewis then returns after today to give us a full compliment moving forward.

On the downside Gav Coulton who has been outstanding pre-season and away at Buckland is still struggling with an ankle injury. We hope to have Gav available for Tavistock away next Tuesday. We shall assess the fitness of the lads following Tuesday night as we had a few knocks and select accordingly for today.

So today we are looking to gain for back to back home wins to get our league campaign off to a flying start. Its so important that we win our home games this season to achieve what we are hoping too. The playing surface midweek was exceptional as was the home support which all contributes to success.
Today will not be easy. There are no easy games in this division and you have to prepare and be ready for every test.

Newquay lost their opening day fixture away at Falmouth but they will be determined to not lose another and get their season started so we need to be ready. I hope you enjoy the match.

Kevin Hendy