Greygoose not getting carried away despite scintillating form
With four wins from six, Mildenhall Town manager Dean Greygoose could be excused for getting carried away with his side’s form.
Yet ahead of a trip to struggling FC Clacton tomorrow (3pm), the boss believes the best is still to come from his team.
“We’re doing okay but I’m not getting over excited,” revealed Greygoose. “We’ve won four of our last six but have played two of the bottom teams in the division.”
David Cooper struck twice to clinch Town’s third consecutive home win at the weekend, as they climbed above opponents Gorleston into eighth in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division table.
“It was the best we’ve started in a game since I’ve been at the club,” added Greygoose. “You could call it fortress Mildenhall, but the truth is every team wants to be strong at home.”
Town took the lead after three minutes when Cooper got on the end of James McCabe’s cross, before grabbing a second on 77 minutes to seal the points.
Jamie Hilton made his debut in the closing minutes, with Greygoose impressed with the 16-year-old’s cameo performance.
“Jamie did really well when he came on,” said Greygoose. “He’s got two class midfielders in front of him in Matt Green and Alex Steed, but he’ll feature again at Clacton.”
The two teams met five weeks ago at Recreation Way, with Green scoring the winner in a 1-0 win.
“The pitch is poor there, we’ve got to find a way to pass the ball in a constructive way,” said Greygoose.
“We’ve got to go there and play with no fear, and show the same spirit and determination that we’ve shown in the last few matches.”
Mildenhall are on course for a sixth consecutive top 10 finish, which Greygoose would be pleased to achieve, having took over in November with the club in 14th place.
“I want to finish as high as we can, but if we finished where we are now I’d be more than happy.”
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