‘Awesome’ Mildenhall Town look in ominous form again after ominous League Cup semi-final victory
Mildenhall Town manager Dean Greygoose hopes his side’s ‘awesome’ display in reaching the Thurlow Nunn League Cup final can rub off on their league form.
Greygoose’s men lead the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division by six points from Felixstowe & Walton, who have two games in hand, the west Suffolk having had what seemed to be an unassailable lead at the top cut dramatically.
A run of 17 straight league wins was brought to a halt at Ipswich Wanderers in January, and in eight games since, ‘Hall have picked up just two maximums.
Tuesday night’s 5-0 cup victory over Haverhill Rovers was just the tonic they needed, albeit in a cup competition, although Greygoose believes his side have been better than their recent results have suggested.
“The last three games we have played ever so well and should have had nine points but came away with two,” he said.
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“That happens in football. We got two big injuries at the wrong time and the players lost their form in front of goal.
“We have had to go back to basics and what we know, and we were awesome on Tuesday night. No disrespect to Haverhill, but we should have scored more than five.
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“I feel we have been back to our best the last three games, but we couldn’t hit the target against Great Yarmouth, missed sitters against Ipswich Wanderers and came up against Saffron Walden, for whom their goalkeeper was the man-of-the-match.
“It sometimes feels as though the world is against you, but on Saturday I thought we dominated at Saffron Walden, and very few teams are able to do that, we just need to be able to put teams to thew sword.”
Mildenhall’s slight slip in form has allowed Kev O’Donnell’s Seasiders to close the gap to within six points, but Greygoose says the pursuit is good for the league.
“I never rest on my laurels and I never agreed with the people that said it (league) was done and dusted by Christmas,” added Greygoose.
“It’s made the league more exciting, it’s given Felixstowe, Gorleston and Newmarket hope, but hopefully our win on Tuesday night has given us a boost.
“We won the cup last season and that kick-started the club to take that forward step, and we have kept it going.”