Mildenhall must prove their worth

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Mildenhall Town manager Christian Appleford has challenged his side to show their true worth ahead of hosting reigning champions Hadleigh United tomorrow (3pm).

A brace from Steve Holder and a further strike from Alex Steed secured a 3-0 success over basement side Diss Town on Tuesday to see Hall back to winning ways following a 3-1 defeat to Brantham Athletic on Saturday.

But with a strong squad at his disposal, bolstered by the recent arrivals of Bury Town duo Ross Bailey and Liam Wales, Appleford has warned his side to get over their inconsistent form and improve on their current 10th place in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

“I said we had everything to lose at Diss, so the pleasing thing was to come away with a clean sheet and three points,” he said.

“There is some real quality in our squad but we haven’t been showing it and I’ve had some frank words.

“If they don’t do it then they will be moved on and they have to play for their places.

“We now need to keep showing a consistency because they are good enough, but they have to prove it.”

Ahead of a trip to Godmanchester Rovers tomorrow (3pm) Thetford Town stopped a run of back-to-back 4-0 defeats with a 1-1 draw with Whitton United.

Following tomorrow’s encounter, Mark Scott’s men will be in Red Insure Thurlow Nunn League Cup action when they visit Norwich United on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Walsham-le-Willows will have to wait a week to try and finally get back to winning ways after they slipped to a third straight defeat in a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Gorleston on Tuesday evening.

That followed a 2-0 loss to Norwich United on Saturday to leave Paul Smith’s charges third from bottom in the league.

Following the break, the Willows will face a visit from Diss Town in what could prove a pivotal encounter at the bottom of the Premier Division.

In stark contrast, Team Bury will be aiming to clinch their fourth straight win in all competitions when they travel to high-flying Debenham LC tomorrow (3pm).

Ross Wilding’s side continued their recent sequence with a comfortable 3-1 success over Dereham Town on Wednesday, which followed a 2-1 victory over tomorrow’s opponents in the First Division Knockout Cup.