Logan determined to prove his worth after frustrating spell

Richard Logan, right
Richard Logan, right

RYMAN LEAGUE

The striker, who signed for the Bloomfields-based outfit on Friday, having been on loan with Mildenhall Town, made his debut as Needham were held to a disappointing goalless draw at home to Brentwood Town Tuesday.

Lee Townrow was sent off after the half-time whistle for dissent during the encounter.

After a frustrating injury-hit period at Ram Meadow, Logan is determined to prove his worth as he sets his sights on a reunion with his former side in the Ryman League Premier Division by achieving promotion, starting with tomorrow’s trip to Ware (3pm).

“I’d say I’ve got a point to prove because I was disappointed with how it ended at Bury,” he said. “This is a big club and maybe bigger than Bury, so hopefully we can keep progressing.

“With the squad there is here the aim has definitely got to be promotion, anything less I think we would be a gutting for everyone.”

Meanwhile, Mildenhall Town manager Christian Appleford his hit out at the nature of Logan’s departure which has left him disappointed.

The Hall manager had prepared to name Logan in his squad for Saturday’s 2-2 draw at FC Clacton, before learning of the move late on Friday evening.

“To hear so late of the news sours things, it is very disappointing,” he said.“We wish him well but for me I don’t think the move is right for him personally at this time.”

In a first half of very few clear chances at Bloomfields, it was the hosts who went closest to breaking the deadlock in the 13th minute as Luke Ingram tested Dean Neil.

A scrappy affair ensued as tempers flared with Brentwood’s Martyn Stokes and Paul Shave picking up bookings for fouls while Needham’s Townrow received a caution for dissent.

To make matters worse, Townrow received his marching orders after continuing to remonstrate with referee Thomas Ramsey as the players left the field for half-time.

Despite their numerical advantage, Brentwood struggled to break down the hosts after the break, while at the other end substitute Ryan Crisp spurned the best chance of the night as his attempted lob over Neil fell agonisingly wide.

n An Adam Mills rebound from a missed Jamie Guy penalty snatched Needham Market a late point at home to Maldon and Tiptree on Saturday in a match that saw ex-Marketman Aaron Condon break the deadlock.

There were also three red cards in an eventful encounter, including Darryl Coakley for the hosts.

n Needham also travel to Waltham Forest on Wednesday (7.45pm).