Thetford set for tough test at Stanway after suffering reality check
Dropping five points in two home games saw Thetford Town slip from top spot in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.
But manager Danny White, while disappointed with the results - beaten 2-1 by Haverhill Rovers on Saturday, and drawing 1-1 with Godmanchester Rovers on Tuesday - was not unhappy with the performances.
“We created enough chances to win both games,” he said. “Losing to Haverhill was a bit of a reality check.
“You don’t go from almost being relegated to winning the league the next season. But we know if we don’t take our chances we will get punished.”
Tomorrow second-placed Thetford face possibly their sternest test of the season when they visit third-placed Stanway Rovers.
“It’s a massive game for us. Stanway are always good. But we should be at full strength, and we now have the squad we want with players who can come on and change games.”
White feels that teams coming to Mundford Road are showing his improved line-up a lot of respect.
“They are parking the bus, which is a compliment to the lads.”
Meanwhile, former Scotland Under-21 international Cameron King, released by Norwich City earlier this year, is attracting the attention of scouts.
“A lot clubs are watching him, League clubs, and I expect him to go professional,” added the boss.
“He’s scored five goals from midfield. He’s happy with us, and we are enjoying him being at the club, and we want him to progress,” said White.
n Tanner Call and Andrew Wood both scored braces as Walsham-le-Willows beat Hadleigh United 4-2 last Saturday, but they then slipped to a 4-1 defeat at home to Ipswich Wanderers on Wednesday evening.
Tomorrow they make the trip to the Suffolk coast to face Kirkley and Pakefield (3pm).
n Team Bury were 5-1 winners away at Leiston Reserves last weekend.
They now have back-to-back home games, starting with the visit of Diss Town tomorrow (3pm).
On Tuesday Cornard United will be the visitors to Ram Meadow (7.45pm).