Walsham Le Willows looking to build on fantastic Newmarket Town result

Walsham Le Willows boss, Paul Smith

Walsham Le Willows boss, Paul Smith - Credit: Archant

Walsham Le Willows manager Paul Smith has joked that the club should buy a 3G pitch, after their shock win at high-flying Newmarket Town last Saturday.

Struggling at the wrong end of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division table, Walsham boosted their survival chances no end after coming from 2-0 down to win 4-2 on the Jockeys’ ultra-modern playing surface.

“The week before against (leaders) Mildenhall we were unlucky not to get something, we did not deserve to lose the game,” said Smith.

“We then went to Newmarket, having never played on their pitch, and coped well with it – we will have to buy one!

Smith’s side, who sit sixth from bottom, travel to Wivenhoe, who occupy the third and last relegation spot, on Saturday, and Smith knows his side can’t afford to be complacent.


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“We have got to win the games against the teams around us, but they are usually the games where we struggle,” he added.

“We will take a lot of confidence into the game, but going into the game preparing to take on a team that are fighting for their lives as well.”

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Andrew Wood was Walsham’s main man last week, the prolific striker scoring all four goals in the victory against Newmarket, the team showing tremendous battling qualities to take the three points.

“The boys got a goal back at the right time and scored another just before half time,” recalled Smith.

“We then took our chances in the second half, and we needed to, as they put us under a lot of pressure at the end of the game.”

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