No arrogance creeping in at revitalised Thetford
Danny White is confident his league-leading Thetford Town players will not allow the lofty position to go to their heads.
Wednesday evening’s 3-2 win at Kirkley, where goals came from Cameron King (2) and Johnny Conroy, moved the Brecklanders one point clear at the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division summit.
It is a far cry from last term, when Thetford were only spared relegation after being granted a reprieve.
To put their rise into context, in 2015/16 Thetford won nine games — they have already triumphed seven times since August. On top of that, White’s men are just 11 points away from matching last season’s total.
However, the boss has warned his charges that their good run could quickly unravel if complacency were to creep in.
“I am absolutely delighted with how things are going. For the group to click so quickly, with all the new signings, is amazing,” he said.
“But I have told the lads there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance.
“We cannot afford to get lazy and I am sure we won’t. They are a great bunch of lads and everyone is buying into what we are trying to do.”
Town will now look to tighten their grip on top spot with back-to-back home games, starting with Haverhill Rovers (3pm) tomorrow.
On Tuesday Godmanchester Rovers will be the visitors to Mundford Road (7.45pm).
n Currently trailing Thetford in second place are Mildenhall Town, who exited the FA Vase last weekend.
In-form striker Dan Brown gave Hall the lead over Peterborough Sports early in the second half at Recreation Way, but the visitors hit back with three unanswered goals to book their place in the next round.
Tomorrow, Dean Greygoose’s team face a trip to Long Melford (3pm) before playing host to rivals Newmarket Town on Tuesday night (7.45pm).
A knee injury has kept experienced midfielder Gareth Simpson on the sidelines all season, but he is close to returning to full fitness and could feature for Hall in either of their next two fixtures.