Swans not certain of senior football

STONHAM Aspal and St Johns look the most likely teams to be relegated from the Senior Division of the Metaltec SIL.But Westerfield United manager Phil Greenalgh says that the Swans need around seven more points to be assured of senior football in 2009/10.

Elvin King

STONHAM Aspal and St Johns look the most likely teams to be relegated from the Senior Division of the Metaltec SIL.

But Westerfield United manager Phil Greenalgh says that the Swans need around seven more points to be assured of senior football in 2009/10.

They take on East Bergholt tomorrow with Greenhalgh saying: “This is a big one for us, and in our next four games we play other sides in the bottom half Leiston St Margarets, Coplestonians and Felixstowe United as well as Crane Sports.


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“We have not kicked-on since Christmas although I would be very surprised if we were dragged into the relegation issues as St Johns and Stonham, with respect, look adrift.”

Greenhalgh was assistant to Richard Page at Westerfield six years ago, and now the roles have been reversed with Page moving from BT Trimley along with Robbie Ward, who is in charge of training.

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And with Scott Peat and Carl Osborne taking over the reserve side and bringing in young players, Greenhalgh says that the future looks bright for the Swans.

“The atmosphere at the club is a lot better and although results have not been as good as I would have liked the club has improved.

“We have missed Simon Tricker, who is still out injured, but have benefited from a number of youngsters who have come in and done well - and will only get better.”

Greenhalgh converted Albion Mills recruit Dan Davis from midfielder to central defender with Joe Iacubucci, Martin Laird and Phil King also doing well.

Crane chairman Steve Roper is looking ahead to the biggest game for the club for the last 25 years when they take on Beccles Town in the final of the Touchline Sports Suffolk Senior Cup at Portman Road on March 31.

“It would help the side to have as many of our supporters and friends at the match as possible,” said Roper.

“Our shirts for the final have been sponsored by Toppesfield and new drill tops have come from Enver Osman at Pack and Stack.

“It is our biggest game for 25 years.”

Crane have a tough game at Ransomes tomorrow, the side that beat leaders Grundisburgh last weekend. Grundisburgh have a home game against Felixstowe United.

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