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Lilies boss says he is not getting complacent about his side’s chances of success this season


By Fenland Citizen Reporter


Chatteris Town manager Alex Kaufman says he is not getting complacent about his side’s chances of success this season.

The Lilies made it six straight league victories after a fine 3-2 comeback win at Milton last Saturday, strikes from Brandon Ransome, Aidan Hollis and Gary Smith securing the points.

That triumph ensured Chatteris stay at the summit of Kershaw Senior A by three points, although nearest rivals Over Sports have played one game less.

Back, from left: Ash Blanchflower, Simon Howard, Gary Smith, Jordan Packi, Stuart Porter, Ben Matthews, Scott Flisher, Mark Rayment, Brandon Ransome, Alex Kaufman)Front, from left: Josh Dodman with Chatteris Town Young Lilies Under 8’s mascots, Jack Saunders. (5913969)
Back, from left: Ash Blanchflower, Simon Howard, Gary Smith, Jordan Packi, Stuart Porter, Ben Matthews, Scott Flisher, Mark Rayment, Brandon Ransome, Alex Kaufman)Front, from left: Josh Dodman with Chatteris Town Young Lilies Under 8’s mascots, Jack Saunders. (5913969)

“We always knew we could compete,” Kaufman said.

“The game could have gone either way, but that is a huge result for us.

“It shows that we’ve got good resilience, character and we’ve got lads that when they’re on their game, they can play higher.”

The league and cup double is still on with a William Coad Intermediate Cup quarter-final tie on the horizon, and having suffered only three defeats in all competitions so far, Kaufman expects this not to be an easy feat.

“Our main priority is promotion for the club, but to get the community and the people working behind the scenes a cup final would be the icing on the cake,” he said.

“They want it, and that’s the biggest thing.

“I’m not overly confident because it’s not good to be like that.

“We’ve not got easy games, none of them are, but we are confident that we can keep the run going.

“We go into every game positive and we know we’ve got goals.

“We’re getting stronger defensively and our shape off the ball is really strong.

“I think doing well at West Street is important, and as we get into the last few months of the season and where we are in the league, it hopefully brings back and continues to build on the supporters.

“That’s been pushing the players harder because they want to do well in front of the local community, which is what the club is about.

Chatteris entertain Hundon in league action at West Street this weekend (January 12, 3pm).



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