Woodbridge Town aim to kick-on after Woodpeckers move off bottom of Thurlow Nunn Division One

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Woodbridge Town boss Jamie Scales wants his side to ‘kick on’ after the Woodpeckers moved off the bottom of Thurlow Nunn Division One on Wednesday night.

A 2-0 victory over Leiston Reserves, courtesy of goals from Sam Cole and Reece Turner, took Woodbridge up three places. And now they will look to continue their recent run of good form (one defeat in four), with a result against Haverhill Borough at Notcutts, tomorrow afternoon (3pm).

“It was a good result against Leiston but I told the boys beforehand I wasn’t going to settle for any less,” Scales said.

“For a change we started on the front foot. We hurried and hassled them. We hit the bar and got a goal in the first half.

“We competed well and the nice thing was we played for the full 90 minutes, instead of 60 or so which we have been doing in recent weeks.”

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Woodbridge’s recent form had belied their bottom position, so it is hardly a surprise to see them now off the bottom of the table.

This afternoon, the Woodpeckers entertain a Haverhill Borough side they have yet to play this season.

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“I want us to kick-on now,” said Scales.

“Moving off the bottom should give us a bit of confidence.

“Now we need to keep the momentum going and look to push up the table.”

Scales also praised his goalkeeper Ryan Garnham and the back four who kept a clean sheet against Leiston Reserves.

“The back five were excellent,” admitted Scales.

“It’s good for them to get a clean sheet and the second game on the trot they have played together as a back five.”

Borough have endured a mixed season so far, but sit in ninth place in the table.

They have won just two of their last six league fixtures but have are still in the First Division KO Cup after a fine 2-0 victory away at high-flying Saffron Walden.

A draw with the Essex side in the league recently suggests, on their day, they are a tough nut to crack.

“Haverhill are a bit above mid-table, so they must be a good side,” Scales added.

“But we can be a match for anyone and if we have a good work ethic, we will get our rewards.”

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