Haverhill primed to beat the drop

HAVERHILL Town manager Peter Betts believes his side - who have been rock-bottom of the Ridgeons League Premier Division virtually all season - are now in pole position to complete mission impossible and stay up.

Stuart Watson

HAVERHILL Town manager Peter Betts believes his side - who have been rock-bottom of the Ridgeons League Premier Division virtually all season - are now in pole position to complete mission impossible and stay up.

The 24-year-old took over last November and he boldly predicted last month, with his side still cast adrift at the foot-of-the-table, that his team could avoid relegation following their draw at Lowestoft.

Soon afterwards, Haverhill drew against Wisbech, while last weekend they recorded back-to-back victories over relegation rivals Norwich United and mid-table Histon Reserves.


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Still bottom of the pile, Haverhill are now just four points off Norwich - a second from bottom spot likely to be enough to ensure survival - and nine points away from Harwich & Parkeston and guaranteed survival.

Betts said: “We have won four of our last six games at home so if we show that form in the run-in we should be fine.”

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Five of Haverhill's remaining six games come at Hamlet Croft, starting with the visit of Wroxham on Saturday.

- For full Suffolk non-league preview see Saturday's East Anglian Daily Times.

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