SIL Senior leaders Crane Sports target Suffolk Senior Cup shock at Team Bury

Cranes' manager Iain Radnor

Cranes' manager Iain Radnor - Credit: Archant

Team Bury boss Ross Wilding believes tomorrow’s opponents, SIL Senior Division leaders Crane Sports, would more than hold their own in Thurlow Nunn Division One.

The teams meet at Ram Meadow in the Suffolk Senior Cup, with Cranes leading the Senior League and their higher level hosts – a feeder team for Bury Town – mid-table in the second-tier of the Eastern Counties set-up.

Cranes, managed by Iain Radnor, have dropped just four points all season.

“I’m aware of our opponents, and how we have done in recent years against a team full of adults,” said Wilding, whose side is one of several reserve teams – made up predominantly of teenagers – in Division One.

“My team won’t be thinking they’re favourites. It will be a tough.

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“If Cranes were in our league, I am sure they would be pushing towards the top-half as they have some good players.”

Team Bury have won eight and lost seven of their 17 league games this season but Wilding is satisfied with his side’s progress.

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“I think we have progressed very well and made some big improvements this season,” he added.

“They’re a young squad who, technically and tactically, are very good.

“Their concentration levels may not be as high as more senior teams but that will improve.

“It’s about my players not worrying too much if they make a mistake, but realising that I don’t want them making the same mistakes again.”

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