Felixstowe & Walton hoping for a reaction at Mildenhall after FA Vase defeat as Danny Thrower returns
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Felixstowe & Walton United boss Kevin O’Donnell is looking for a reaction from his side in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division trip to Mildenhall Town tomorrow after last week’s disappointing FA Vase exit.
The Seasiders exited the Vase at the first time of asking last weekend, slipping to a 3-1 defeat to Bedfordshire-based side AFC Kempston.
All-in-all, it was a disappointing day for Felixstowe, but boss O’Donnell is looking forward to erasing those memories, with a triumph tomorrow.
“We would have liked a bit of a run in the Vase, but we have lots of other things to aim for,” admitted the Seasiders boss.
“It was a disappointing result – I wouldn’t say we played badly, but we didn’t play to our potential.”
Continuing to climb up the league is certainly the aim on O’Donnell’s mind.
His side sit seventh before tomorrow’s encounter, but could move up to fourth with the three points O’Donnell is targeting.
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He continued: “We look for a reaction every game, but after a couple of league draws (against Wivenhoe and Haverhill Rovers), we will be doing our best to get the three points.
“Mildenhall have changed their form of late, they know how to play on their slope, and they’ve got a few ex-Bury players back.”
Assessing his side’s league start of seven wins, two draws, and three defeats, O’Donnell added: “Is it (seventh) where I’d want to be at this stage? Yes, it probably is. I wouldn’t want to be top at this point, but we do want to be in the mix come the end.”
Highly-rated winger Danny Thrower has returned to the Goldstar Ground this week, after re-signing from Whitton United.
“Danny’s return is a massive boost for us – he’s got plenty of experience and gives us extra quality,” confirmed O’Donnell.
Provided the transfer goes through in time, Thrower will be back in the Seasiders’ squad tomorrow.