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Hadleigh boss Wardley hopes Vase success will kick on his side

03 September, 2018 - 18:48
Hadleigh boss Shane Wardley

Hadleigh boss Shane Wardley

Hadleigh United boss Shane Wardley is hoping Sunday’s fine 3-0 FA Vase victory at St Margaretsbury can help his side kick on this season.

The Brettsiders moved into the next round of the competition – where they will face Little Oakley in two weeks,

Two early goals got Hadleigh on track and all in all it was a good job done, as Wardley admitted.

“We know what we can do because we have shown it this season,” he said.

“We have just been inconsistent. But on Sunday we changed our formation and I think that helped.

“It’s a case of us being hard to beat, especially when you go away from home.

“On Sunday, we did that and got our rewards on the counter-attack.”

Wardley and his team started the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division season with a bang, thrashing FC Clacton 5-1.

But the only successes since have come in the FA Cup and now the FA Vase, Sunday’s result at St Margaretsbury a boost ahead of a home clash with Wroxham on Saturday.

“At the start of the season I always felt we could be mid-table and I haven’t changed my view on that,” Wardley said.

“We are a team who are being beaten by the odd goal too many times and we are also gifting goals to the opposition.

“Like I said, perhaps a change of formation will help.

“Wroxham are going nicely and have a good crop of youngsters. It will be a test.”

Meanwhile, Thurlow Nunn clubs are in FA Cup action this weekend.

Both Brantham Athletic and Haverhill Rovers are at home in a round that offers £6,000 to the winners.

For clubs at these levels, that is a huge cash boost.

Brantham entertain Spalding, a Step 4 side, while Haverhill Rovers and Long Melford meet in a west Suffolk derby.

Newmarket travel to Bostik North Heybridge Swifts, while current Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders Histon, are at King’s Lynn.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst hailed the character of his players following their gutsy comeback draw against Brentford at Portman Road tonight.

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Andy Warren hands out his player grades following Ipswich Town’s 1-1 draw with Brentford at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town produced a second-half turnaround as they battled back to secure a 1-1 draw against Brentford on the night the club paid tribute to the late Kevin Beattie.

Ipswich Town take on Brentford this evening as they search for their first victory under manager Paul Hurst (7.45pm).

Ipswich Town’s players, staff, fans and legends paid an emotional tribute to the late, great, Kevin Beattie prior to kick-off of this evening’s clash with Brentford.

Paul Hurst is not hiding from the fact he could face the sack if his winless start to life as Ipswich Town manager goes on much longer.

Paul Hurst knows his Ipswich Town side will need to put in a special performance on what is sure to be an emotional evening at Portman Road, as everyone connected with Ipswich Town remembers the great Kevin Beattie.

Ipswich Town fan Nigel Beckman has written a poem in tribute to the late, great Kevin Beattie.

We take a look at what happened on this day at Ipswich Town

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