Mildenhall boss on a revenge mission in the FA Vase
Revenge is on the agenda for Mildenhall Town manager Dean Greygoose this weekend, as he aims to guide the club into the second round proper of the FA Vase.
Just seven days after suffering a 3-1 defeat at home to Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division rivals Godmanchester Rovers, Town come face-to-face with the same opposition in the first round proper of the competition tomorrow (3pm).
And despite conceding his side face an uphill task away at Bearscroft Lane, Greygoose has backed his squad to halt a winless run of three matches and keep their trophy hopes alive.
“They are the best team we’ve played and it will be tough but we’re looking forward to it,” he said.
“It is a massive chance for revenge for us. Saturday’s defeat is still a bit raw because we felt the scoreline flattered them.
“We caused them a lot of problems last time out and with it being a cup game anything can happen.
“We are on a bit of a bad run but we just need things to click properly in the side. It is not easy when we have had to change our side due to injuries.
“The Vase competition doesn’t really get exciting until the last 32 round and so that’s where I want to get to.”
Meanwhile, league rivals Thetford Town will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division when they travel to Stanway Rovers tomorrow (3pm).
The Brecklanders go into the encounter on the back of a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Felixstowe & Walton United, which left them bottom of the league.
However, victory tomorrow could see them climb off the foot of the table, with Thetford currently on six points, three adrift of safety.
Walsham-le-Willows will welcome a break from Premier Division action this week following a disappointing defeat last weekend.
The Willows sealed a 3-2 win over Long Melford last week but failed to build on the momentum of that victory as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Whitton United.
Paul Smith’s charges return to action on November 6 when they travel to local neighbours Thetford in the league.
Another team who will be looking to respond to a disappointing run of form of late is Stowmarket Town.
Stow have been blighted by inconsistent form this season and that continued over the past week as they fell to successive defeats.
The first came in a 3-1 loss against Cornard United which was followed with another setback as they lost out in a five-goal thriller with Great Yarmouth Town, going down 3-2. It left the club in 15th position in the First Divsion table ahead of hosting Downham Town tomorrow (3pm) before travelling to Leiston Reserves on Tuesday.
Team Bury are also out of action until November 7, when they head to March Town United in the First Division Knockout Cup.