Grinning Greygoose hails ‘excellent result’ against Walsham, while the transfer movement continues at Mildenhall Town

Action from Mildenhall Town v Hadleigh United earlier this season. Mildenhall number six, Craig Nurs

Action from Mildenhall Town v Hadleigh United earlier this season. Mildenhall number six, Craig Nurse, is set to leave Recreation Way - Credit: Archant

Mildenhall Town boss Dean Greygoose was left a delighted figure following his side’s 3-0 triumph over Walsham-le-Willows.

Second-half goals from Richard Logan (two) and substitute Matthew Waters saw the west Suffolk side record their first win of the calendar year on Saturday, much to Greygoose’s relief after picking up just one point from a last possible 12 previously.

Last week, Greygoose urged his side to start taking their chances, and that they did against 10-man Walsham as the non-league boss explains.

“It was an excellent result for us,” he declared.

“Walsham came into the game having won their last four games and were on top for the first five or ten minutes, but we grew into the game.

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“We got better and better as it went on, and we did what was required to win.”

With the score-lines level at 0-0 during the half-time break, Greygoose admitted he confronted his troops at half-time after drawing blanks in three of their previous four games.

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“I asked the lads what they thought they needed to do in the game,” Greygoose continued.

“A few piped up and said ‘shoot more’.

“We did exactly that and looked stronger, fitter, and sharper in the second half.

“Logey (Richard Logan) took a chance midway through the half, and yes, Walsham will argue that things might have been different if Nathan Clarke had not been sent off (for bringing down Aaron Turner), just after, but I think we were well on top before then.

“The confidence was ebbing back throughout the side, and we created lots of chances.

“In the previous four games, I think that, in general, we’ve had slightly more possession than the opposition, especially in the final third, but didn’t do enough with the ball.

“The first goal gave us a lift, and we were a lot more clinical.”

Next up for Hall is the visit of high-flying Kirkley & Pakefield – a team who trounced Greygoose’s former club Haverhill Rovers 5-0 at the weekend.

Hall will go into the game without Craig Nurse, who is set to be released, but with a new signing in Irish winger Eoin O’Herlihy, who joins from Thurlow Nunn Premier Division rivals Diss Town.

“Eoin will give us some balance out wide,” added Greygoose.

“We lost James Paterson (to Bury Town) recently so he comes in as his replacement and gives us another option in the squad.

“Craig’s had a difficult season with injuries (broken ankle) and fitness, and for whatever reason has decided that he wants to look for a new challenge.

“We’re set to release him from his contract, and it’s a shame because I tried to persuade him to stay, but he’s taken the decision to leave and we’ve agreed to let him go.

“He’s been on the bench lately, Alex Steed and Matthew Green have been superb in central midfield recently so it’s been difficult for him to make an impact.”

Greygoose, a former Football League goalkeeper, has also tied down stopper Josh Pope on a new extended contract this week.

“Josh is an excellent goalkeeper, he’s been at the club for a few years, and loves it here,” Greygoose added.

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