Capel Plough boss Sean Tynan confident of avoiding relegation
CAPEL Plough manager Sean Tynan is confident his side can avoid the drop from the Senior Division of the Kingsley Healthcare SIL.
Tynan’s optimism is based on the fact that he has what he considers his full-strength side available for the next two matches for only the second time this season plus all three of their remaining matches are at home.
Capel, who have only won twice in the league in a run of 12 matches stretching back to December 3 last year, are currently third bottom, with Framlingham Town and Ransomes Sports occupying the relegation positions below them.
Tomorrow Capel face a local derby against in-form East Bergholt, who have strung together a run of seven wins, two draws and just one defeat in their last ten league games.
Tynan said: “We have got three big games left - all at home - to avoid relegation.
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“I have a full strength team on Saturday for only the second time this season, one of which was at Achilles recently when we won.
“We have used 38 players in the first team this season - I don’t suppose anyone else has used that many players - but we are in good spirits and we know it is in our own hands; if we win our games we stay in the league.
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“It is a local derby which makes it a bit harder for us, but we fancy our chances. We know a lot about them and will set our team up accordingly.
“Frank Thompson has done a good job over there as manager. We talk regularly on the phone to each other, but I will be looking for three points off him on Saturday!”
After tomorrow Capel entertain Achilles before facing fourth-from-bottom Crane Sports on the final day of the campaign.
Tynan said: “The Crane’s match could be crucial. They have got three games left, starting with a difficult match at Wickham Market tomorrow, so by the time we play them it could be the decider for both clubs as to who stays up.
“Ransomes have not got an easy run-in, so they will also be chewing their nails a bit.”
But Tynan, who returned to take over the reins from brother Pat and Archie Arnold just one match into the season, admitted:
“The league table doesn’t lie, and if we go down it is because we have not been good enough.”