SAM Williams has called on his Tividale teammates to focus on Gresley this coming weekend following the last minute postponement on Saturday.

‘Dale were due to entertain Goole on Saturday when a late decision by the match referee saw an earlier successful pitch inspection overturned.

And Williams insists Tividale can only focus on the next game to be played.

He said “Of course it was disappointing for the game to be called off so late, for sure.

“But we also have to be mindful that destiny is out of our own hands when decisions like that are made.

“Gresley is our next game and we will prepare for that in training this week.

“We have to remain professional and keep focused.”

Williams, 27, has been in good form of late following a stop-start opening few months of the season and is relishing the opportunity to keep his place in Ian Long’s starting eleven.

“I think I’ve been playing well over the past month or so.

“I had a frustrating start to the season and found myself out of the starting line-up.

“When that happens you have to stay positive and keep working hard in training.

“Opportunities will always eventually come your way, whether it be through loss of form, suspensions or an injury or two.

“I’m relishing the competition in our midfield areas and I think I’ve done myself no harm at all in recent games.”

Williams was sent off in the FA Trophy against this weekend’s opponents Gresley and believes that may have been the turning point of his season from a personal perspective.

“I was upset that day, I must admit.

“I let myself, my teammates and the manager down and realised I had to make amends.

“Then again, every player has moments like that in their career and looking back it probably changed the course of my season for the better.”