'Winning mentality' pays dividends

GRUNDISBURGH are the only side in the Metaltec SIL Senior Division with a 100 per cent record after two games.And, having missed out on a remarkable treble by one point last season, they are pleased to have got off to a good start.

Elvin King

GRUNDISBURGH are the only side in the Metaltec SIL Senior Division with a 100 per cent record after two games.

And, having missed out on a remarkable treble by one point last season, they are pleased to have got off to a good start.

At home to Stowmarket Falcons tomorrow, Grundisburgh are managed by Micky Squirrell and Kevin Cunningham, with Dave King first- team coach.

“It was because we had a sloppy start last campaign that we failed to add the SIL title to add to our wins in the Suffolk Senior Cup and Omnico Cup,” said King.

“We have brought in some fresh faces this season but it is vital that we keep the winning mentality that has been running through Grundisburgh sides for a few years now.

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“The likes of Andrew Southgate, Neil King, Ian Watson and Lee Grimwood have this, and we are blending in newcomers Glen Dixon, Jamie Scales, Andy Crump, Luke Reed and Liam Bevis to follow suit.

“It will take time to bed in the newcomers but, when we do, we will be as strong, if not stronger, than last season.

“Andrew, Neil, Ian and Lee have been there, seen it and done it. They are invaluable.”

Falcons have won their only match, and so have Crane Sports, who take on Framlingham Town.

In the Ridgeons League, Premier Division, Felixstowe have lost four of their first six 2008/09 games and manager Steve Potts, who has just celebrated his 50th birthday, is looking for a coach to replace Mark Manning at Dellwood Avenue.

Manning's association with Felixstowe, who on paper have strengthened up this summer with the signings of players like David Grimwood, did not last long. Felixstowe entertain Kirkley and Pakefield.

Whitton are finding life tough in the early stages of their time in the Premier Division, and they will be hoping for success at Histon Reserves, while Needham Market are at home to Wroxham, Walsham entertain Stanway and Woodbridge play host to the Cambridge-based youngsters from CRC.

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