Knight helps keep out Castle Vale

Lee Knight was forced to don the keeper’s gloves for an hour as his side came away with an impressive goalless draw from third-placed Castle Vale at the weekend.

Racers number one Matty Marshall suffered a blow to the head after bravely saving at the feet of an onrushing defender, and with the keeper feeling groggy, Knight stepped in.

“I’ve done it once before for West Brom’s reserves in a cup game,” said Knight. “But to be fair I didn’t have a shot to save on Saturday, the defence were superb.”

The point ended a run of six successive league defeats for the visitors, but with his side creating the best of the chances, Knight admitted he was unhappy to come away with just a point.

“Before the match I’d have taken 0-0,” he said. “But after the game all the lads were disappointed not to have won it - we were the better team.”

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With two homes matches coming up, starting with the visit of Bolehall Swifts tomorrow, Racers have an opportunity to close the gap on second-bottom Alveston, who they still have to play twice.

Tom Rooney, who was at Romulus, and James Stockton, a midfielder from Studley, are expected to make their home debuts after featuring at Castle Vale, while Knight is also hoping to include Rugby Town striker Warwick Alexander.

n Racing Club will be holding a minute’s silence ahead of tomorrow’s game in memory of former player Conrad Lewis, who was killed in Afghanistan.