AS FAR as debuts go, Jack Eades’ first match for Needham Market is surely right up there with the best of them.
Eades scored two and set up the other in a 3-2 success over local rivals AFC Sudbury on Tuesday after signing a one-month loan deal from Cambridge United less than 24 hours before kick-off.
The 19-year-old wideman is hoping for more success at Bloomfields and is eyeing the Ryman League Division One North title as the perfect way to cap his time in Suffolk.
He said: “I didn’t really need much time to think about the move, which is why the deal went through quickly.
“It was the right time to go because it’s up a level from what I have been playing in the Ridgeons League for CRC and I want to help push Needham on to win the league.
“It’s a great team I have come into with a great set-up. I’m just happy Danny Laws wanted to sign me, and I will put 100 per cent in while I’m here.”
Eades was introduced as a 28th-minute substitute for the injured James Evans against Sudbury and thoroughly impressed with two goals and an assist.
He said: “It was a good chance for me to come on early, show what I can do and stake a claim for starting at the weekend.
“As far as debuts go, it couldn’t have gone much better.
“Maybe I could have held on to the ball a bit better, but I’m happy to be part of a team that is pushing to win the league.
“There are a great group of lads here and I’m happy to be part of that.”
Eades added: “You could say I was a bit lucky with the free-kick, but I took the second one well and put a good ball in for the first, so I was quite involved in the game.
“It was a great performance by the team, I think we’ve all done well. We defended well and scored when we needed to.”