Hall boss calls for players to retain belief
Manager Dean Greygoose has encouraged his Mildenhall Town players to retain their ‘belief’ as their wait for a first Bostik League North Division victory this season goes on.
Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Barking, which saw Tom Boxer score from the penalty spot for the hosts, meant it is now five matches without a win for Greygoose’s men, who have picked up three points during that time.
However, the boss has still seen enough positives during the opening few weeks of the new campaign to suggest that his third-from-bottom team are not far away from breaking their duck.
“The Barking game summed up our season a little bit,” he said.
“We made a couple of silly errors defensively and missed some chances in the second half – at this level that sort of thing is decisive.
“But a couple of wins would propel us into the top half and we are not far away from getting them.
“It is crucial we keep that belief because we are creating enough chances to win games – a lot more than we did last season. It is down to us to start taking them.”
Mildenhall, who have signed former Bury Town player Ryan Yallop, head to 11th-placed Grays Athletic on Saturday (3pm).
Right-back David Cooper is likely to miss the encounter with an injury he sustained during the loss to Barking.
* Also still hunting their first league win of the season are Soham Town Rangers.
The division’s bottom side lost for the fourth time this term at the weekend, slipping to a 1-0 reverse at top-of-the-table Basildon United.
It was Jack Adlington-Pile’s 51st-minute goal that secured all three points for the newly-promoted hosts.
Soham goalkeeper Josh Pope punched the ball clear from a free-kick but it only dropped to the centre-forward, who turned the ball in from close range.
After the game, Soham’s player-assistant manager Erkan Okay tweeted: “Nothing going for us at the moment @SohamTownRangers keep the faith. Keep believing.”
The match was also notable for the debut of attacker Michael Baulk following his switch to Soham from higher-league Royston Town on a dual registration deal.
Next on the agenda for Robbie Mason’s team is a home game on Saturday against an Aveley side that sit sixth following their 3-2 victory over Heybridge Swifts last time out (3pm).