Felixstowe & Walton boss Kevin O’Donnell wants Seasiders to push on in the remainder of the season
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Felixstowe & Walton United boss Kevin O’Donnell is challenging his side to finish as high as they can in the remainder of the season.
Before tomorrow’s trip to Thetford Town (kick-off 3pm), O’Donnell’s Seasiders sit in sixth position in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, four points short of the top three.
“If I’m honest, I’d like to be higher (placed),” claimed O’Donnell, whose side were on the wrong end of a 2-1 score-line against Stanway Rovers last weekend, with the Essex side scoring a 93rd-minute winner.
“But after the start we had (Felixstowe lost their opening two league fixtures), I’ll take being sixth at this stage.
“We’ve turned the corner since then, and it’ll be too hard to catch Norwich United and Godmanchester Rovers (the top-two-placed sides in the division), but the challenge is to finish as high as we can.”
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O’Donnell continued: “The top two look like they’re running away with the league, but the challenge from the rest of the chasing pack, which we are in, will be to finish in those top three or four positions.”
Felixstowe’s home form has been patchy this season, with four wins and losses apiece alongside three draws.
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It is therefore away from home where the Seasiders have impressed, accumulating 20 out of a possible 27 points on their travels so far this campaign.
And O’Donnell will hope to claim another away win tomorrow against familiar opposition.
Assistant to Thetford boss Mark Scott during the Brecklanders’ promotion into the Premier Division in 2012, O’Donnell is looking for an improved result and performance from his side when the two teams last met towards the end of November – a 2-2 draw.
“With the connections we have, both Mark and I know each other’s teams,” added O’Donnell.
“Our performances have improved since then though, and we go there with confidence.”