Thetford want to spoil party
Mick Money's Thetford Town would love to spoil the Ridgeons Division One leaders' promotion party on Saturday.Money said: “I think if we get a result on Saturday against Tiptree that would give us a lift.
Mick Money's Thetford Town would love to spoil the Ridgeons Division One leaders' promotion party on Saturday.
Money said: “I think if we get a result on Saturday against Tiptree that would give us a lift.
“We could spoil the party for them. It would be nice if they celebrated promotion somewhere else than Thetford.”
In order to give Tiptree a run for their money, Town will have to make sure that, unlike last weekend's game against promotion hopefuls Halstead, that they convert possession into goals.
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Money said that whatever happened in Saturday's game, it would be an indication of what Town needed to get promotion in the future, and he sees bringing on Town's youngsters as crucial in this.
Money has vowed to give everybody a chance before looking at bringing in new players for next season but he has also warned that competition for places next season will be fierce and says that can only be a good thing.
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Thetford went down 2-0 to promotion hopefuls Halstead. Although they had 80 per cent of the play, they could not turn that play into goal-scoring chances.
With Mick Money away John Dennis took charge and, in an attempt to hold Halstead, started with a 4-5-1 formation with Andrew Woods as a lone striker.
Seventeen-year-old Matt Brown was given his debut on the right-hand side after playing well for the reserves and Rocky Holt and Adam Pearson were also included.
Brown did particularly well and looks a good prospect for next season, Holt came on and provided a three-man attack and gave the side a bit more aggression up front.
Unfortunately, Pearson was unused but he will get his chance shortly.
Again the two goals conceded came from Thetford errors with a free-kick given away on the edge of the area and a stray pass - so, defensively, Town still look suspect.
On the positive side, Matt Catchpole performed outstandingly in midfield along with Lee Simm and looks to have established himself in the side with younger brother Tom trying to establish himself at left-back. Brother Luke left for promotion-chasing Diss Town, otherwise it would have been a real family affair.