Jordan Lazenbury has ambitions of playing at Wembley Stadium in the final of the FA Vase this season as Abbey Hey prepare to take on Parkgate in the First Round this coming weekend.
The forward took his goal tally into double figures during last weekend’s 10-1 thumping of bottom of the league St Martins and he now sits behind Ben Halfacre in the top goal scorers chart for the club.
Lazenbury is also pleased with the start the club have made to the league campaign, as they sit in third and two points behind the league leaders West Didsbury and Chorlton.
We caught up with Jordan during the week and got his thoughts on a several of topics, including the club’s brilliant start in the North West Counties First Division South.
“I think it’s been a great start to the season from the group of lads, especially over the last couple of weeks where we have built a good togetherness about us” said Lazenbury.
“On reflection, we are disappointed with the two defeats we have occurred this season as they were games we deserved to win and should have won. On a more personal point, it’s good to be amongst the goals again and hopefully it can continue.”
Lazenbury has adapted his playing style this season, often being position in midfield by Terry Hincks, a move which he has enjoyed thoroughly.
He added “It has been a bit of a change for me to play in the 10 or even wide of the front three, as I’ve mainly played as a number 9 during my career.
“I’ve enjoyed the change, I’m getting on the ball a lot more now and I’m creating from deep, so it’s been good to chip in with a few assists so far this season too.”
Lazenbury feels the club could go all the way and reach Wembley this season, as they look to progress through the Vase, starting this afternoon against Parkgate.
“I believe we can go far in this competition, we went on a good run last year and it was disappointing to go out it the way we did last season, as we believed that we could have gone much further.
“Hopefully we can get to the final and play at Wembley, it would be a massive opportunity for all of us players and for the football club.
“There are still some very good teams left in the competition, but I feel that we have got the quality in the squad to know that we can go far in the FA Vase and give something back to the football club.”
Abbey will return to league action next Tuesday when they travel to fellow playoff rivals Wythenshawe Amateurs and Lazenbury feels the club can continue their good form between now and the end of the season, as they look to earn promotion.
“We’re in a good position with it coming up to the Christmas period, but there is still such a long way to go between now and the end of the season and we know that it is going to be very tight at the top until the very last game of the season.
“Goal difference is going to be a massive factor come the end of the season, so it’s key for us to be ruthless in front of goal like we was against St Martins.
“I think if we carry on playing how we know we can then we’ll be able to continue our climb up the league table.”