Ahead of their crunch home game with Gorleston on Tuesday night (7.45), Dean Greygoose believes his Mildenhall Town side have rediscovered their confidence, writes Liam Apicella.
The table-toppers had gone five outings without a victory, but a 5-0 cup semi-final triumph over Haverhill Rovers followed by a 2-1 triumph at Walsham-le-Willows on Saturday has brightened the mood.
It means Greygoose’s team head into the midweek encounter 11 points ahead of their fourth-placed hosts, who have four games in hand.
With plenty riding on the outcome, the former Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper is keen for his men to continue their return to form.
“Every game is important and we want to win them all, but I can see why people are paying special attention to this one,” he said.
“We have been under pressure over the last couple of months, but the players have started to trust themselves again.
“It is all about us playing our normal — and hopefully exciting — game.
“That is what we want to do and if that happens we have a good chance of winning.”
Mildenhall, who won at Walsham thanks to goals from Max Melanson and Lee Clift, are without a game this weekend.
On another note, they will be without defender Rob Ruddy for three to four weeks because of concussion, which he suffered against Walsham.
n Ely City’s home fixture against the league’s basement side Swaffham Town on Saturday was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.
The game will now be played at The Unwin Ground on Tuesday, March 28.
Meanwhile, The Robins are due to be back on the pitch tomorrow night with a trip to Haverhill Rovers (7.45pm).
In the reverse fixture on February 10, Brady Stone’s Ely won through thanks to substitute Craig Neal’s late strike.
Ely will also be on the road again on Tuesday as they make the long journey to Walmer Road to take on Kirkley & Pakefield (7.45pm).
Stone’s men head into those encounters 13th, six points above the bottom three.