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Another win for Parson Drove – and ambitious plans for the future



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Parson Drove joint manager Robbie Harris revealed his club has big ambitions for the future after a home win extended their good run of form on Saturday.

Drove beat Peterborough North End 2-0 at home with second half goals from Ryan Lennon and Gary Smith.

The result made it three wins in five for Drove and three clean sheets on the trot.

FC Parson Drove v Netherton Robbie Harris (49621962)
FC Parson Drove v Netherton Robbie Harris (49621962)

Harris told the Fenland Citizen: “We have ambitions to get out of the this division (Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League First North) and get promoted to the premier division.

“We don’t expect it to be this season, where we are just hoping to finish as high as possible. Next season we want to push on and then in our third season we will be aiming for promotion.

“Having said that, there are four play off places up for grabs this season, so it is a possibility.

“We have made a lot of progress during the last four years, but we want to keep improving the facilities and improving the level we play at. It’s an ongoing project.”

On Saturday, Harris said that Drove took control after a tight first half in which defences ruled. Lennon opened the scoring with his fifth of the season after a great pass from captain Callum Brown left him one on one with the visiting keeper, and Smith made it 2-0 after a good run and squared pass from sub Jermaine Watson.

“It was a good team performance, and I was especially pleased with young left back Josh Gear, who was my man of the match,” said Harris.

Drove have no game this weekend as Whittlesey Athletic are still involved in the Vase, so the team are planning a day out together.

Asked about recent performances and shored up defence, Harris said defender Ollie Jackman and midfielder Mark Hardwick coming in has helped, plus the experienced Adam Jackson switching from midfield to his more accustomed left back role, although he was unavailable on Saturday because of illness.

“Plus, the squad was put together quickly as we didn’t know which league we would be in until late on and some of the Spalding-based lads didn’t want the travelling to Norfolk and Suffolk.”

Drove side v North End (4-2-3-1): Watson; Lewis, Gear, Jackman, Brown; Calvert, Hardwick; Smith, Drew, Lennon; Davey. Subs: Watson, Brand, Alexander. Not used:Mockford.



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