Boss: 'Money can't buy our team spirit'

RANSOMES Sports manager Peter Gorham stressed today that his team has got something that money can't buy.“There are no brown envelopes being handed out to our players,” said the boss of the Metaltec SIL side that travels to Corton tomorrow in the second round of the Suffolk Senior Cup.

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RANSOMES Sports manager Peter Gorham stressed today that his team has got something that money can't buy.

“There are no brown envelopes being handed out to our players,” said the boss of the Metaltec SIL side that travels to Corton tomorrow in the second round of the Suffolk Senior Cup.

“If that happened I would not stay around. And I know that our chairman Alan McDougall would not allow it.


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“I have seen what happens to Ridgeons League clubs who have thrown money at trying to win trophies and witnessed the trouble it causes.

“And I am convinced we can finish in the top five in the SIL amid clubs who encourage players with a bit of money.

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“We have a wonderful atmosphere at Sidegate Avenue and after spending three years building the team we have now got something at the club that money can't buy.”

Gorham lost his number two Danny Barber last summer when he decided to run a Sunday youth side; with former Stowmarket Town, Old Newton, East Bergholt and Framlingham Town manager Trevor Wardlaw taking over as assistant at Ransomes.

“Danny was a big loss,” added Gorham. “But Trevor has come in and been a massive help with his experience and knowledge of the local game.

“We are working well together, and in Alan McDougall we have a real gentleman as chairman.”

Ransomes have spoken to Ipswich Wanderers about Corton after the North Suffolk side beat Wanderers in the first round of the Senior Cup.

“We will be underdogs,” said Gorham. “But we have every incentive with a game against my former club Brantham in the quarter-finals.

“Ironically, we beat Framlingham in the last round, and play Old Newton in the Omnico Cup - both former clubs that Trevor has managed.”

Ashley Green and Andrew Jacobs have been earning rave reviews at the back for Ransomes while 40-year-old Brian Clarke has been catching the eye in attack.

Westerfield United visit Beccles Town in the other Senior Cup game delayed by the weather last Saturday.

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