Greygoose striving for perfection as Mildenhall motor up the table

David Lampshire, second left, celebrates against Whitton

David Lampshire, second left, celebrates against Whitton - Credit: Archant

Mildenhall Town boss Dean Greygoose believes his side are picking up crucial points, without playing at their best, ahead of tonight’s home game with Brantham Athletic in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Greygoose’s men won 3-0 at home to 10-man Kirkley & Pakefield at the weekend, courtesy of goals from Matt Green, Rob Ruddy and Luke Butcher.

They could move up to sixth in the table tonight with a fifth victory in sixth and Greygoose is pleased to see his side progressing, despite knowing there is more to come from his players.

“The performances in December deserved more points than we collected and I think we are getting what we deserve now,” said Greygoose.

“Saturday was not the greatest performance in the world with the ball, but we worked hard and showed we have a bit about us at the moment.

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“We deserved to win, without playing great football, and that is usually a good sign.”

Despite Saturday’s three-goal show, Greygoose is demanding more from his players, although he is confident things are coming together at the attacking end of the field.

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“I have played seven or eight different strikers this season but I think we are on the right track now with David Lampshire, Dan Brown, Joe Allen and Ben Yeomans,” added Greygoose.

“We were doing well before Christmas then David went away travelling for a month and Joe got a silly suspension, so we were left a bit bare and that cost us a bit.”

Tonight’s opponents have not won in seven league games – their last league victory came on December 5 against Whitton – but Greygoose is taking nothing for granted.

“We know it is going to be a tough game as we are playing in a very competitive league this year,” explained Greygoose.

“I am more concerned about how we play, we have a footballing philosophy which is quite exciting to watch and it is up to other teams to nullify us.

“We have one of the best defences in the league and have scored 41 goals, although I would like us to be a bit more clinical in attack – that is why Norwich United are at the top of the table. If you give them one or two chances, they will finish them.

“We are a little bit wasteful but I suppose I am just striving for perfection.”

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