Mildenhall Town boss Dean Greygoose pleased with win over Ipswich Wanderers

Mildenhall Town goalkeeper Josh Pope who impressed boss Dean Greygoose on Saturday

Mildenhall Town goalkeeper Josh Pope who impressed boss Dean Greygoose on Saturday

New Mildenhall Town manager Dean Greygoose was pleased with his side’s character in the 3-1 win over Ipswich Wanderers on Saturday.

In only Greygoose’s second game in charge of the west Suffolk side, two goals from Steve Holder and one from Michael Harvey gave Hall a welcome victory.

Former AFC Sudbury stopper Greygoose, whose first game in charge seven days previous was a 2-1 home defeat to Thetford Town, was left delighted with the manner of his side’s victory and is challenging them to reproduce the same kind of displays in upcoming games, starting tonight at Godmanchester Rovers in a League Cup tie.

“It (Saturday) was a good win,” confirmed Greygoose.

“I was very pleased with it, and the boys very much played to their potential.

“We can’t get over excited though, it’s only one win. We’ve won one and lost one now (in Greygoose’s tenure), and we have got some tough games coming up.

“I thought the boys’ approach and attitude to the game was excellent.

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“I was very impressed by a number of things, and there was a fight and spirit from the whole squad, including the substitutes.”

Two-goal striker Holder was Hall’s main influence on Saturday, and Greygoose only has good words to say about his star man.

“Steve was excellent Saturday,” declared Greygoose, who was in charge of fellow Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side Haverhill Rovers earlier this season.

“He never stopped running and the runs he made were better than the previous weeks (against Thetford), he is a big player for us.”

Two other players who drew praise from the manager at the weekend, were goalkeeper Josh Pope and defender Michael Harvey, who made a return to action after more than two months out with a leg injury.

“Josh played with four stitches, but played with little fuss, making some excellent saves, and that’s the kind of characters I want in my team.

“Michael came in and had an excellent game at the back for us.

“He’s been out for a while with an injury, but impressed me in training, playing with a big smile on his face, and he had a bigger smile on his face on Saturday after he scored.

“He’s enthusiastic, so is great to have around the place, and I’m pleased for him.”

Next up for Mildenhall in the league is a home encounter against Fakenham, but all of Greygoose’s immediate intentions are on tonight’s Red Insure League Cup encounter at Godmanchester.

“It’ll be a very tough game for us,” admitted Greygoose.

“After Godmanchester, we’ve got Fakenham and my old club Sudbury (a Suffolk Premier Cup quarter-final tie) so we’ve got some tests coming up – physically and technically.”

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