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Seasiders hit the road for first time in Bostik North

PUBLISHED: 14:38 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:38 16 August 2018

Long-serving Felixstowe defender Dan Davis celebrates with Seasiders team mates during the club's historic win over Bury Town last weekend. Picture: STAN BASTON

Long-serving Felixstowe defender Dan Davis celebrates with Seasiders team mates during the club's historic win over Bury Town last weekend. Picture: STAN BASTON

Stan Baston

With three points under their belt from the season opener at home to Bury Town FC last Saturday, Felixstowe & Walton venture to pastures new in their first season in The Bostik North with a trip to Burroughs Park, home of Great Wakering Rovers this weekend, writes Barry Grossmith.

Sesaiders' captain Rhys Barber is looking to add to his goal tally at Great Wakering on Saturday. Picture: STAN BASTONSesaiders' captain Rhys Barber is looking to add to his goal tally at Great Wakering on Saturday. Picture: STAN BASTON

Speaking after the 3-1 win last weekend, joint boss Kevin O’Donnell said: “Securing our first three points was a great feeling and I’m sure has settled a lot of pre-season nerves.”

He added: “This coming Saturday will be another test for us as we look to secure our first away points of the season.”

With no serious injury concerns, the Seasiders travel south, no doubt well supported as usual, and in confident mood.

All four new signings who started against Bury are settling in well and fans are hopeful of coming home on Saturday evening closer to the top than the middle of the table.

Joint coach Ian Watson added: “Now the pressure and excitement of our first game in Step 4 is over, we can look forward to our first “away day” of the season. It will be yet another test with a lot of changes at Great Wakering in the summer.”

The Essex side, promoted as champions last year from The Essex Senior League, are under new management with Garry Kimble, the ex-Witham and Tilbury boss, now at the helm.

A 3-0 defeat at the hands of Romford on the opening Saturday wasn’t the start Kimble would have wanted, saying that he felt that it had been frustrating and the scoreline didn’t tell the whole story.

He went on to say that he believes some of his squad may not be fully fit, but speaking to The Southend Echo he added,” Hopefully we will be OK, but we know it’s going to be a long season.”

Next up after Great Wakering is an FA Cup Preliminary round fixture at home to Walthamstow FC from The Essex Senior League on Saturday, August 25 at 3pm.

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

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