SUFFOLK PREMIER CUP
Needhman Market 0
Walton United 1
Needham Market manager Mark Morsley conceded he was disappointed to miss out on a Suffolk Premier Cup final but revealed the competition was never his main priority.
A solitary first-half strike from Miles Powell proved enough to see the Marketmen miss out on a showpiece final at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road against rivals Bury Town.
However, with his side finely poised in the play-off picture in Ryman League Division One North ahead of visits of Cheshunt tomorrow (3pm) and second-placed Soham Town Rangers on Tuesday (7.45pm) –who sit eight points ahead of Needham having played four games more–Morsley is adamant his main focus was always promotion.
“Of course we wanted to win the game and are disappointed but our priorities are elsewhere,” he said.
“At the start of the season I had two main aims, to get promotion and to have an FA Cup run; we are looking good to do that at the moment.
“I’m not looking too far ahead but the biggest thing for us is that our destiny is in our own hands and that is massively important.
“If we can beat the teams around us then we know we have a good chance of achieving our aims. Our focus is on the job in hand — nothing else matters.
“The lads will be bounce back from missing out on a cup final, it happens and we move on, we now have to get as many points on the board as possible.
“At the end of the day our main aim was promotion, it always has been.”