Mildenhall Town boss Dean Greygoose believes more clean sheets will be the key to success ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Whitton United (3pm).
Ninth-placed Hall have conceded the most goals out of any side currently in the top half of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division table, with Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Diss Town the latest match where Greygoose’s side have been unable to shut out the opposition.
“We don’t keep enough clean sheets,” admitted the Mildenhall boss. “Saturday was a bit frustrating as we controlled the game for the first 60 minutes.”
Hall looked set to start 2015 with a win after goals from James McAbe and Richard Logan had given them a 2-0 lead, however Diss fought back to share the points, with Kyle Downes and Stefan Gilding both on target.
“We should have seen the game out at 2-0,” said Greygoose. “The main disappointment is that we didn’t defend properly for their second goal.
“We played some good football but they threw the kitchhen sink at us, and in the end it was two points dropped for us.”
Mildenhall will be without the absent James Paterson this weekend, who has signed dual-registration forms with Bury Town, but Craig Nurse returns from suspension.
Greygoose has bolstered his squad with the signings of Stowmarket Town duo Jimmy Attwood and Chris Gray over the New Year, while former Haverhill Rovers goalkeeper Adam Whybrow will provide stern competition for current number one Joshua Pope.
n Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Thetford Town (13th) look to put their Norfolk Senior Cup disappointment behind them, when they host Felixstowe and Walton United tomorrow (3pm).
Mark Scott’s side have lost just once in their last seven league outings, with a win this weekend potentially moving them back into the top half.
n Walsham-le-Willows (15th) travel to Wivenhoe Town tomorrow (3pm), aiming to build on Saturday’s 2-1 win over Brantham Athletic.
Charlie Robinson and Luke Austin were on target for the Willows, which extended their unbeaten run to three matches.
n In the First Division, Stowmarket Town visit Halstead Town tomorrow (3pm).
Stow started 2015 with a 2-2 draw at Cornard United on Friday, with Nathan Birch’s late equaliser on his return to Stow helping rescue a point.
The defender completed a move back to Greens Meadow in the New Year, and netted three minutes from time to ensure the points were shared, after Ben Licence’s first-half strike had been cancelled out by the hosts.
n Team Bury (12th) hope to end a five-week break from action when they travel to Dereham Town Reserves, while Needham Market Reserves (17th) visit Braintree Town Reserves tomorrow (both 3pm).
The Marketmen are still targeting a first win since October 25, after a 3-1 home defeat to Halstead Town at the weekend.