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Musgrove targets four points from Easter for Walsham boys

IN-FORM FRONTMAN: Willows striker Andrew Wood netted four goals in Walsham's two games last week
IN-FORM FRONTMAN: Willows striker Andrew Wood netted four goals in Walsham's two games last week

Paul Musgrove has set his Walsham-le-Willows side a target of four points from the Easter weekend to continue their end-of-season flourish.

After securing a place in their first-ever League Challenge Cup final next month, the Willows (14th) drew 3-3 with in-form Hadleigh United at the weekend.

And Walsham’s player-assistant manager, Musgrove, now wants to maintain that form when they host Stanway Rovers tomorrow (3pm).

“We lost 3-0 over there earlier in the season and it was a proper battle,” said Musgrove, whose Willows side visit Haverhill Rovers on Monday (3pm).

“We’re better against the better teams. Haverhill are down there with us, and I’d be pleased with four points from the two games.”

Andrew Wood made it four goals in two games for the Willows in Saturday’s 3-3 draw against third-placed Hadleigh, with Musgrove insisting a draw was the right result despite having led 2-0 and 3-2.

“It was a fair result in difficult conditions,” admitted Musgrove, who revealed goalkeeper Lee Pacey’s surprise goal at the weekend has yet to escape his mind.

“I’ve had a text everyday from Lee reminding me that he’s scored more goals than me this season!”

n Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Mildenhall Town (ninth) are aiming for a fourth consecutive home win when Godmanchester Rovers visit tomorrow (3pm).

Hall boss Dean Greygoose handed a full debut to 16-year-old midfielder Jamie Hilton at the weekend, as a brace from Matthew Waters helped Mildenhall beat Thetford Town 2-1 on Saturday.

Mildenhall visit Newmarket Town on Monday (3pm), as Greygoose’s side look to consolidate a top-half finish this season.

n Thetford (16th) face a crucial Easter weekend, with a trip to 17th-placed Wivenhoe Town tomorrow (3pm) followed by a home clash with Diss Town (18th) on Monday (3pm).

The defeat against Mildenhall saw Mark Scott’s side slip to a third straight defeat, and leaves them five points clear of the relegation zone.

n In the First Division, Team Bury (11th) take on two top-six sides, in the shape of Long Melford (away, tomorrow 3pm) and March Town United (home, Monday 3pm).

The Blues failed to bounce back from Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Downham Town in a 1-0 reverse at AFC Sudbury Reserves on Wednesday.

n Stowmarket Town (13th) continue their six-game road trip with visits to Great Yarmouth Town (tomorrow, 3pm) and Dereham Town Reserves (Monday, 3pm).

Rick Andrews’ side had a free weekend ahead of two trips to Norfolk in three days, with Ben Garnham and Wayne Proctor both unavailable for the first of those at promotion-chasing Yarmouth tomorrow.


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