Greygoose insists Mildenhall are not necessarily favourites against Stowmarket
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Mildenhall Town entertain Stowmarket Town, from one division below, in a Suffolk Premier Cup tie at Recreation Way this evening, although home boss Dean Greygoose does not consider his side to necessarily be favourites to progress.
The Hall, plying their trade in Bostik North for a second season, following promotion as Thurlow Nunn Premier champions in 2017, have had a very satisfactory start to this campaign.
Two league wins on the spin, at home to Dereham (3-0) and at Soham Town Rangers (3-1) had seen the West Suffolk make good strides up the table, although a narrow 4-3 home defeat to Julian Dicks’ Heybridge Swifts last Saturday has held them back in 10th slot.
“It’s been a solid start, although we have drawn a few games that we have dominated, and so should have won,” explained Greygoose.
“But the important thing is we are staying in games, and being competitive, so I’m happy with the boys.
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“I feel that we have moved on as a club this season, from last. There’s still a long way to go, but we’ve been fairly soild and the matches have been entertaining.
“The crowds are gradually getting bigger as well. We had 170 at Recreation Way on Saturday for the Heybridge Swifts game, even though the bad weather kept away several of our older supporters.
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“Heybridge were a top side, even before Julian Dicks arrived (last week), but I felt we could have got a point from this one.
“We have no divine right to jus turn up and beat Stowmarket Town.
“People will see us as being the favourites, playing in a higher division, but I’m not so sure about that.
“Stowmarket are a big club who are making progress on and off the pitch. They are having a good season (second behind Histon in the Thurlow Nunn Premier), so they could be considered the favourites as well,” added Greygoose.
October is a big month for Mildenhall. This Sunday they travel to Aylesbury United for an FA Trophy preliminary round tie, before visiting Ram Meadow to take on Bury Town in a local derby in the Bostik North the following Saturday (October 20).
Greygoose is set to sign a new keeper on loan ahead of tonight’s game, due to an injury to Blake Horton.