Morsley set to stay on even if Needham Market are relegated

Mark Morsley

Mark Morsley

Needham Market boss Mark Morsley has said he expects to be first-team boss at Bloomfields next season, even if the team are relegated.

The Marketmen entertain Kingstonian this afternoon, 3pm kick-off, sitting just one place above the relegation places.

“I will still be here next season whatever happens,” Morsley said.

“I believe in the club and the process we are building. I certainly want to stay and I think we will stay up anyhow. I think we will just have enough.”

Morsley remains defiant but it looks set to be a tight finish to the season for Needham who, as yet, have never got their season firing on all cylinders.


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Currently they sit fifth bottom, six points above VCD Athletic, having played a game less, and seven ahead of Farnborough having played a game more.

However, it’s Brentwood – who are second bottom – who remain Needham’s biggest threat of dropping them into the relegation zone.

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They are eight points behind Needham, but have six games in hand.

“Brentwood have a pretty poor pitch and have had loads of postponements, so have lots of home games,” Morsley said.

“It is a slight worry they could get on a bit of a run, but they have to win games and they have a huge amount to play in a short time.

“But we can’t worry about them. We can keep an eye on Brentwood but quite honestly we must keep our eye on the ball about what we do.”

Kingstonian, the visitors today at Bloomfields, sit five points behind the play-offs and have already beaten Morsley’s side this season, coming back from two-down to win 4-2.

“At Kingstonian, for an hour, we were excellent,” Morsley said.

“We were two-up and it could have been more. But then a few players’ self-discipline went and we conceded four in the final 20 minutes or so. That soft under belly has reared it’s head too often.

“At the end of the season, whatever happens, we will sit down and look at what has happened. But our defending has certainly not been at it’s best.”

In Monday’s EADT, full match reports, pictures and quotes from many of today’s major games, including Needham Market, Felixstowe and Braintree Town. Plus two pages of reports from other games. The EADT – loving non-league football

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