Parson Drove boss Haime says: 'We're starting to click'
Parson Drove joint manager Gary Haime paid tribute to his team after a hard-fought win against Needham Market Reserves this afternoon.
Haime and Robbie Harris had a limited time to put a squad together after the former Peterborough League Premier League side were promoted to the Eastern Counties league this summer, and Haime said: "We had limited time to put this side together and I always said it would be October before we clicked. We are clicking now and we deserved to win the game today.
"We weren't wonderful but our shape was good, our work rate was good and we were disciplined. We really know where the side is going and there is nothing in the league that scares us.
"Last week, we got a point and were the better side at league leaders Harleston, and today we showed the steps we are taking. We are less naive now and after we scored we managed the game so well.
"I was a centre half by trade and I can sort a back line out. People were surprised we were leaking goals so badly at the start of the season but now we have turned the tap off, we have dealt with that. I know how to get a side to defend.
"Everyone understands their roles and positions now. We've got seven points from the last four difficult games. We were leaking so many goals but now we've got three clean sheets in four games.
"Even when results were not going well,we knew it would go better than that eventually."
Twelfth placed Drove entertain ninth placed Peterborough North End next Saturday, and Haime added: "That's a proper derby as Drove and Eye United had a real fight in the Peterborough League and they have a lot of old Eye players. We can't wait for that one."