Woodbridge Town boss hasn’t given up on promotion despite two defeats on the bounce

Woodbridge Town manager Jamie Scales

Woodbridge Town manager Jamie Scales - Credit: Archant

Woodbridge Town boss Jamie Scales says his side isn’t giving up on promotion, despite two defeats on the bounce,

The Peckers entertain Downham Town at Notcutts on Saturday in a Thurlow Nunn First Division clash having missed the chance to cement their place in the top four after losing to Diss and Haverhill Borough in the last two weeks.

Disappointment for Scales, but his team are not throwing in hopes of reaching the Premier division.

“We are still very much focussed on promotion,” Scales said.

“Of course we are disappointed with the past two results, but you can’t give experienced sides leads and we have done that in both games.

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“It’s a learning curve for us and we are learning fast. We sat down with the team for half-an-hour after the Borough game and went through what had happened.

“We haven’t been starting on the front-foot enough, you can’t do that against teams who have the experience to hurt you.

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“Against Diss we were 2-0 down before getting it back to 2-2, then missing a penalty and losing in the final minute.

“At Haverhill we were a goal down after just a minute.”

Progress is the No.1 aim for Scales and his Woodbridge team this season and progress there certainly has been.

They are set to smash the points achieved in the whole of last season, possibly before the end of February, while their ‘goals for’ is plus 45!

“I want us to go on another run. I’d rather lose two on the bounce and then go on a good run, than a stop-start win, lose, win, lose sequence.

“I keep saying it, but there are a lot of experienced teams at this level and the teams that have moved up into the Premier Division in the last three years or so, have all been experienced.”

Woodbridge hot-shot Mark Ray is still out injured but Ben Garnham came through last week’s game and is again in the Peckers’ squad.

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