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West Wratting boss Lee Miller hails the hard work on and off the pitch behind their Cambridgeshire County League CSI Premier Division title triumph

West Wratting manager Lee Miller has praised the hard work on and off the pitch that helped the club win the Cambridgeshire County League CSI Premier Division title.

The Bull Lane-based outfit were crowned champions after a 1-0 win at Hemingfords United in their penultimate game of the season on Tuesday last week.

It is only the second time in the club’s history that Wratting have won the Premier Division, with their previous success coming under former manager Michael Bavester back in 2017/18.

West Wratting manager Lee Miller (centre) with assistant manager Shaun Sowden (left) and coach Kieran Harrison (right) Picture: Anthony Powell
West Wratting manager Lee Miller (centre) with assistant manager Shaun Sowden (left) and coach Kieran Harrison (right) Picture: Anthony Powell

This term, Miller’s men have led the title race from virtually start to finish and, following a 3-3 draw at Great Shelford on Saturday, finished their league fixtures having lost just twice all season.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Miller said. “Everyone at this football club has worked so hard for this. It’s not just the players and the management team, but all of the people behind the scenes, the committee and some of the supporters they do so much for this football club.

“That’s why, in my opinion, it makes this club as special as it is.

“It’s always been an inviting place to come and be a part of, whether that’s as a player or whatever it is.

“It’s a proper football club run properly and full of good people.

“It was such a good feeling when that whistle went (at Hemingfords) and we finally did it.”

It has been a season to remember for Miller’s Wratting, who finished their title-winning campaign with an unbeaten home record and racked up 87 goals in the Premier Division.

“Three game weeks in the whole season we were not top, which is quite impressive really to pretty much be top of the league the whole season,” the Wratting boss said. “That’s a hell of an achievement.

“The lads have been so committed with their attitude and effort. They’ve fully bought into everything we’ve asked of them.

“I can’t speak highly enough of them. They’re a talented group of lads, but they’re a really good bunch of people, more importantly.

“I’m so pleased for the committee and the people that run the football club. They deserve it.

“It never really sunk in enough (after the Hemingfords game), but lifting the trophy on Saturday that was the first time it proper sunk in.”

Miller took over at Wratting in May 2019, after two years in charge of Premier Division rivals Linton Granta, but could now be calling time on his four-year spell at the helm at Bull Lane.

“I’ve had people trying to persuade me to stay one more year,” he said. “At the minute, my feelings haven’t changed and it’s likely that I will (step away). I’d like an opportunity to maybe go somewhere different and higher up. I would never go anywhere else at this level. Wratting is the only club I would do that with.

“If I got the opportunity to go higher and it was the right opportunity I’d be keen on doing that.

“I’m a Haverhill boy, but I love Wratting. I’ve been a part of this football club on and off for so many years and to win the league with them it means everything.”