Lee Miller says Linton Granta players need to stay focused ahead of final 10 games in Kershaw Premier title race
Linton Granta boss Lee Miller has urged his players to remain focused as they head into the final 10 games of their title run-in, writes Alex Moss.
A 4-1 win away at Foxton last weekend saw Miller’s men open up a four-point lead at the top of the Kershaw Premier table.
And ahead of visiting third-from-bottom Hemingfords United this Saturday (2pm), the Linton boss knows there is still plenty of work left to do to get over the line.
“The most important thing on Saturday was our result,” Miller said. “It was spot on and just what we deserved.
“We made a slow start and went 1-0 down after five minutes, but after that it was a great performance and the lads reacted superbly.
“It was a very positive reaction and the lads showed a lot of character.
“To then see that Shelford had slipped up was more positive news, but I’m not too worried about them.
“It’s all about us. We’re into the last 10 games now and we need to keep focused and take each week as it comes.
“It’s too early to be talking about the title. There’s four teams going for the title. Us, Shelford, Press and Eynesbury.”
After falling behind early on to Roger Skeggs’ opener, Linton fought back with braces from Simon Greathead and Andy Palmer completing a comeback win.
The Linton boss was full of praise for his two leading marksman, with Greathead moving onto 20 goals for the season, and Palmer onto 17.
Saturday’s victory at Foxton also saw Miller hand first appearances to new signings Simon Newnes (Newmarket Town) and Callum Harrison (Newmarket/West Wratting).
“We’ve brought a few players in and both came off the bench and did well,” Miller said. “I’ve also got to mention the work Parker’s Pitches have been doing on our pitch over the last few weeks.
“We had a meeting as a club and agreed to bring them in and Will, from Parker’s Pitches, I know well and there’s been great progress already. The players are so pleased with it.”