Haverhill Rovers will apply for promotion
Haverhill Rovers will apply for promotion to join the Ryman League Division One North.
Haverhill Rovers will apply for promotion to the Ryman League Division One North following their recent flourish.
A poor start to the season saw them labouring near the foot of the table, but a recent push that has seen them win eight of their last ten league games since has propelled them to mid table with games in hand over other sides.
Interim manager Peter Betts said: “It’s important that while we are on this run that we apply.
“Even though we may finish mid table this year we should be aiming for the top six and the club have got to put in an application for promotion.
“If we carry on this run and grind out results then we could do an Ely (runners-up last season).
“We have the facilities to go straight up without having to spend £20,000 on the ground.”
Applications must be in by November 30.
Betts is also impressed with the quality of applicants for the post he vacated earlier this month.
“If I went for the job today I don’t think I’d get it,” he said.
Betts said HSA manager Ben Cowling would like the opportunity to be promoted to first team manager, but ‘he has admitted some of the managers that have applied are better qualified than he is, so he won’t be upset if he doesn’t get it’.
Rovers travel to Ely City tomorrow (Saturday, November 24), with both sides going into the game on the back of a four game winning run.
“Ely is always a tough place to go and a battle, especially with their pitch and their direct approach.
“We are looking forward to it though and hopefully we can get a positive result as we’ve won our last three away games while keeping clean sheets.”
Aaron Forshaw returns following his HSA heroics, and Jamie Challis returns from injury.
Captain Paul Abbott and Neil Cogger return after being rested for Tuesday’s (November 20) 5-1 rout of Halstead Town in the Red Insure Cup.
Last Saturday (November 17) Rovers win 1-0 at Norwich United.
For all the latest sport see Thursday’s (November 29) Echo.
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