by Sam Murley and Russell Claydon
NEEDHAM Market manager Danny Laws hopes to erase the disappointment of going out of the FA Cup with success in the FA Trophy, starting with tomorrow’s visit to Ramsgate (3pm).
The Marketmen travel to east Kent to take on the Ryman League Division One South outfit in their preliminary round encounter and after being beaten comprehensively 3-0 on Saturday by Nuneaton Town, the manager is hoping to make amends against the Rams.
“They had the individuals who could hurt us and they hurt and punished our mistakes but we need to learn from that experience away at Ramsgate,” he said.
“The biggest competition is now Ramsgate because we need to get into that competition and hopefully we might have a chance to redeem ourselves.
“If we can get past Ramsgate we might draw a bigger club again and hopefully we can learn from the errors we made against Nuneaton.”
Needham could welcome back striker Danny Bloomfield, who missed Tuesday’s 3-2 league defeat to Soham Town Rangers but defenders Darcy De’ath and Lewis Pemberton remain doubtful of making the trip.
The FA Trophy allows teams another chance to reach Wembley with the final taking place at the national stadium, and although the manager is aware of the threat Ramsgate pose, he again reiterated the importance the competition holds.
“The FA Trophy is a massive cup competition and is very important for this football club,” he added. “We have done our homework on Ramsgate and we will go into the game as well prepared as we possibly can.