Squirrell: Keeping Grundisburgh in SIL Senior Division up would be my biggest achievement

Grundisburgh's Ben Prime heads away with Harry Fulcher keeping tabs on East Bergholt's James Heathco

Grundisburgh's Ben Prime heads away with Harry Fulcher keeping tabs on East Bergholt's James Heathcote, in a recent game - Credit: Archant

Manager, Micky Squirrell says keeping Grundisburgh in the SIL Senior Division will be his biggest achievement at the club.

Squirrell has enjoyed some extremely successful seasons at Grundisburgh, leading the side to three top flight titles, amongst other honours.

However, this season has been a different story and Squirrell was indebted to young striker Zac Eales, who scored a brace in the team’s 2-1 win at Capel Plough last weekend – a significant victory that could be the difference between survival and relegation come the end of the season – as his side look to avoid the drop.

With six games to go and Bob Coleman Cup champions Achilles to play twice, Grundisburgh are six points clear of the bottom two in the Senior Division, but are still too close for comfort, ahead of tomorrow’s game at fourth-placed Bramford United.

“It would be my biggest achievement at Grundisburgh if we were to stay up this season,” said Squirrell, who first took charge of Grundisburgh in the 2005-06 season,” said Squirrell.


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“It’s a big achievement when you win league titles and cups, but it’s a lot harder when you are at the bottom, having started the season with no Senior (Division) players.

“It will be tough against Bramford and we have not got a good record there in recent seasons, but we go there having given ourselves a big chance of staying up in the last fortnight.

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“We would have been very much in trouble had we not beaten Ipswich Athletic, as a win for them would have put them within three points of us. But we managed to get a result and followed that up at Capel.

“We are fighting hard and it’s quite a transformation considering we were bottom of the league at Christmas with just six points to our name.

“Our record has been very good since Christmas, we have won five, drawn one and lost three and we managed to win for the first time last weekend without our main striker (Rene Swann).”

Elsewhere tomorrow. second-bottom Westerfield United host champions Crane Sports, Ransomes entertain Wenhaston, bottom side Ipswich Athletic welcome leaders Henley Athletic, Capel travel to Haughley United and Leiston St Margarets visit Coplestonians.

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