Bournemouth Buccaneers have made significant team changes as they look to take advantage of their ‘back door entry’ into a play-off position following the withdrawal of Mildenhall from the National Development League for the remainder of the 2010 season
By pulling out of the league their records have been expunged which meant Bournemouth moved into 4th place and it also made 2009 Buccaneer Jerran Hart available, an option that attracted team managers Garry May and Neil Vatcher.
They have announced that Hart will rejoin Bournemouth for the remainder of the season along with James Sarjeant and Danny Stoneman a reshuffle that sees Karl Mason, Daniel Halsey and John Resch step aside.
Team manager May said “We have been given a real opportunity now to make the play-offs and once in it we would certainly want to go all the way. Jerran is a proven points scorer home and away and we felt that we just couldn’t overlook the chance to bring him back. He is really keen to come back to Bournemouth and try and play his part in us defending our league title. That said, it is hard on Karl, Dan and John who, because of the averages become victims of circumstances and it was not the sort of news we really wanted to break to them. Other teams are making changes too in an effort to strengthen up and we could ill-afford to miss the boat. Giles Hartwell and Matt Ford are both 100% behind us with these changes and that is good to know that we have their total backing. It is going to be a really tough run-in for us now. We need to maintain our proud home record and also look to gain something from our matches at Plymouth and King’s Lynn.
Bournemouth’s new declared 1 to 7 will be Jerran Hart 9.50; James Brundle 8.58; Kyle Howarth 6.94; Mark Baseby 6.93; Aaron Baseby 4.00; Danny Stoneman 3.00; James Sarjeant 3.00