Mildenhall ‘improving game by game’ says Greygoose

MATCH WINNER: Matt Waters scored the winner in Mildenhall Town's 1-0 win over FC Clacton at the weekend
MATCH WINNER: Matt Waters scored the winner in Mildenhall Town's 1-0 win over FC Clacton at the weekend

Mildenhall Town manager Dean Greygoose is pleased with the progress his side are making after Saturday’s 1-0 win over FC Clacton.

Matt Waters struck the winner at Recreation Way to secure consecutive home wins for the first time since September, and help maintain Mildenhall’s rise up the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division table (9th).

“We are improving game-by-game,” said Greygoose. “I’m pleased with how we are progressing.

“Clacton (18th) are struggling and worked really hard, which made it a nerve-racking last few minutes.”

Bottom-placed Ely City are next up for Hall, but Greygoose isn’t taking anything for granted when he takes his side to the Unwin Sports Ground tomorrow (7.45pm).

“They are another hard-working side who are fighting for their lives,” explained the Mildenhall boss. “We need to start getting a better consistency in our results, like win, win, draw.

“At the moment it’s win, loss, win, loss.

“But we are still a working progress.”

Ely have won just once at home all season, but manager Brady Stone is hoping that bringing the game forward to a Friday night will attract more supporters to help turn their fortunes around.

Tomorrow night’s game sees the Robins offering free admission to under-18s as well as a happy hour from 6.30pm until kick-off.

“Things have picked up at Mildenhall under Dean, but we will go into the game looking to win it,” admitted Stone.

“We’ve been playing well away. It would be nice to play well at home for our fans who come and watch us every week.”

Stone’s side then host Kershaw Premier League leaders Great Shelford in the quarter-finals of the Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup on Tuesday (7.45pm).

“Shelford are a good side who have a lot of players that could play at a higher level,” said the Ely boss.

“The draw for the semi-finals has already been done, and we’d play Soham Town Rangers so there is a massive incentive for us.”

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Newmarket Town’s six match unbeaten run came to an end after losing 4-0 at Stanway Rovers on Saturday.

The defeat saw Kevin Grainger’s side slip to seventh ahead of a trip to Wivenhoe Town (17th) on Saturday (3pm).

In Ryman League Division One North, Soham Town Rangers’ match at Waltham Abbey was postponed on Tuesday.

Rangers lost 2-0 at home to Maldon and Tiptree at the weekend, and return to action with a trip to Thurrock on Tuesday (7.45pm).