Baris Northern Counties East League
Published 18th February 2012
.....against relegation from the Baris Northern Counties East League Premier Division.
Following the big freeze, the Moors finally get back to action today when they host Armthorpe Welfare.
George's side then visit Nostell Miners Welfare on Tuesday before travelling to Liversedge the following Saturday.
Moorlands are currently third-bottom, six points clear of Malty Main in the first relegation spot. With Maltby not playing this weekend, George believes the upcoming spell of games gives his side the perfect the chance to build a spirit-crushing gap to their relegation rivals.
"Saturday's game is massive," he declared. "If we win, it will put us nine points clear of Malty and that's a big gap to make up when you're down there.
"Overall, it's a really big week. If we pick up some good results, we can start looking up the table.
"If we don't it means we could be in for a scrap." George is upbeat ahead of the Moors' crucial week following some strong performances before the recent spate of postponements.
"We've won the two out of our last four games and the two we lost were against sides at the top of the table (Staveley Miners Welfare and Scarborough Athletic), and we gave them a run for their money," added George. "We've got a very settled squad of fifteen to sixteen players, which we didn't have earlier in the season. "The break has given injured the players the chance to get fit.
"I don't think the break will harm us as we've got a young side and the lads are naturally fit anyway."
Moorlands have also strengthened their squad by signing Spalding United midfielder Jake Thompson. "Jake played a couple of games for us at the start of the season before going to Spalding," said George. "But I don't think he's been enjoying his football there and when he became available we made a move for him.
"He was playing every week in the ChromaSport Trophies United Counties League so he believes in what we're trying to do."