All to play for at Westerfield United
“WE haven’t won anything yet.”
Those are the cautionary words of Westerfield United joint manager Bernie Fenn, whose side are on course for promotion this season and are still involved in two cups.
Westerfield, who were relegated from the Senior Division last season, are currently third in Division One of the Kingsley Healthcare SIL, with games in hand on both leaders BT Trimley and second-placed Ipswich Exiles.
They are also through to the semi-finals of the Suffolk Junior Cup, where they face Wenhaston United next month, and tomorrow, weather permitting, travel to East Bergholt United in the quarter-finals of the Touchline Sports Cup.
Fenn, who took over the reins along with Mick Bak following relegation, said: “We are in a good position and playing some good football, but we haven’t won anything yet.
“Promotion is still our number one goal, but it is nice to still be involved in the cups. In the Touchline Sports Cup this season we have been trying to give all our substitutes 20 minutes, but the close you get to the final, the harder it becomes.
“Although it is the lowest of our priorities, the Touchline Sports Cup gives us the chance to compete against teams from a higher league and see how far we have progressed.
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“We know East Bergholt will be a good side and they will not want to lose to us, but we will have to concentrate on what we do well if we are to have a chance of progressing.”
Westerfield have won five and drawn one of their six league games since suffering a 5-0 thrashing at Wenhaston at the end of October, and it is the north Suffolk side who stand between The Swans and a Portman Road final against Bartons or Pakefield Re-United.
“With the three Chenery boys in their team Wenhaston are a good side, but hopefully we can show we are a better side than we were then and how far we have come.
“While we are desperate to get to Portman Road, playing Senior football again is where we want to be.
“Every game between now and the end of the season is going to be a cup final for us,” added Fenn.