ON THE RIGHT PATH TO SUCCESS: Recent momentum sees Felixstowe & Walton move into top six of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

Jumping for joy: Felixstowe & Walton assistant manager Danny Bloomfield

Jumping for joy: Felixstowe & Walton assistant manager Danny Bloomfield - Credit: Archant

Following two excellent results against Ely City and Kirkley & Pakefield in the last week, and ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Fakenham Town in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, Felixstowe & Walton United assistant manager Danny Bloomfield believes the Seasiders are gradually on the right path to success.

Last Saturday, the Seasiders thumped a youthful Ely side 6-0 before gaining some revenge on Kirkley & Pakefield on Tuesday evening, triumphing 3-1 mainly thanks to Ben Cranfield’s superb hat-trick.

Earlier in the season, the Royals of Kirkley & Pakefield thumped Felixstowe by four goals to one on the Seasiders’ own patch in a one-sided match that could’ve quite honestly had an even more convincing score-line.

“We were well and truly beaten that day,” admitted Bloomfield, who joined forces with boss Kevin O’Donnell in the summer.

“They deserved what they gave us, so it was nice to correct that on Tuesday.

“We played like we know we can.

“More importantly we got the three points, but that game (the 4-1 defeat) was in the back of our minds and we reacted.

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“That game, plus the one at Ely were two better results and two better performances so we’re getting back into some good habits.”

After losing their opening two games 4-1 to Norwich United and Kirkley & Pakefield respectively, the Seasiders have built a good deal of league momentum recently, winning six of their last seven Thurlow Nunn Premier fixtures.

Felixstowe currently sit in sixth before this weekend’s games, but Bloomfield certainly feels the side have more to give.

“We are pulling more together as a group,” he said.

“In my honest opinion though, and I don’t know if the manager would agree, I’m not completely satisfied by our start.

“We’re a bit up and down, yet to find that consistency.

“I think we were hit hard by the amount of change (in personnel) in the summer, some of it was from the management, some of it wasn’t, but the players are taking their time to bed in, and we’re still not there yet.

“When we’ve played well, we’ve played well, but when we haven’t, we really haven’t. We’ll get there though, I’ve got every confidence.”

Tomorrow’s long journey to ninth-placed new-boys Fakenham promises to be a tough one, but a win could realistically see the Seasiders climb up to as high as third in the table.

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