Can Mildenhall Town pull off another FA Trophy shock?

Dean Greygoose, takes his Mildenhall side to Lancaster in the FA Trophy.

Dean Greygoose, takes his Mildenhall side to Lancaster in the FA Trophy.

Mildenhall Town head north this weekend for what is one of, if not the, biggest game in the club’s history.

The ‘Hall are at Lancaster City in the FA Trophy, third qualifying round, with the team in buoyant mood after two cracking wins on the road in previous rounds – at King’s Lynn and Barwell.

For manager Dean Greygoose, who is celebrating his third year at Recreation Way, it’s a weekend to look forward to.

“It’s just a great tie for us,” Greygoose said.

“It will be very tough, we know that. It’s the biggest game for me as a manager and I would think the club as a whole.


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“There is a real buzz about the place.

“We recently signed Steve Holder back to the club and he noticed what a buzz there is around the place. It’s fantastic.”

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Bostik North, Mildenhall face an Evo-Stick Premier, Lancaster, who are one Step above them in the non-league pyramid.

It’s nothing that the west Suffolk team will worry about though – they have already put two Step Three sides out of the competition – the last one, Barwell, are in Lancaster’s division.

“I used to play my football up north and I’ve played at Lancaster on many occasions,” Greygoose said.

“It’s a big club and we are the underdogs.

“But my team will give it their all, they will give me 100%. At King’s Lynn and Barwell we won and we were the better team – and everyone said so.

“Our team spirit is great. My players want to be here, we even have some injured players coming up with us to Lancaster to support the boys. That’s fantastic.”

Mildenhall travel up tomorrow night to the north-west, Greygoose wanting to do things right on such a big weekend.

“We are going to do the whole weekend properly,” he added.

“We won’t be overdoing it, but it’s nice for the players and we will be taking 40 or 50 fans.”

While Mildenhall are sitting in 18th place in Bostik North and just three points off the bottom four, Lancaster are 10th in Evo-Stick Premier. They have yet to lose a home match.

“I’m working at Leyton Orient at the moment, so that would be a good draw if we were to win,” Greygoose added. “But we have this tough game first.”

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