Consistency crucial to Marketmen’s promotion push

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NEEDHAM Market manager Danny Laws has warned his players against inconsistency against Soham Town Rangers tomorrow despite seeing them halt a run of five straight defeats with a 4-1 victory over Maldon and Tiptree on Saturday.

Goals from Rhys Barber, James Evans, Danny Bloomfield and the returning Tommy Smith earned a much-needed victory for the Marketmen, but despite The Greens currently struggling in 19th place in Ryman League Division One North, Laws has urged his side not to carried away ahead of their trip to Julius Martin Lane.

“It was definitely a relief to stop the winless run because you get into a losing habit,” he said.

“We got a positive result but I am aware that we could suffer another poor run if we take our foot off the gas.

“I have told the players to be confident but be aware of that inconsistency because we have had a season of unpredictable results.

“Soham’s league position is a false one, they are a good side, we are aware of their dangers and will be applying ourselves to combat those to get three points.”

The manager made a number of changes ahead of the Maldon and Tiptree match, bringing in new signing Lee McGlone in attack, dropping keeper Andrew Plummer in favour of Liam Jones of Debenham LC and re-signing former striker Tommy Smith.

Laws hailed the contribution of the new additions as he explained the reasons for shaking things up.

“We felt the time was right to make those changes and they all made a significant difference for me,” he added. “Our results and performances were becoming very unpredictable but they changed the dynamics of the team and we got the response we were looking for.”