LOCAL FOOTBALL: Wonderful start to managerial life for Whitfield as Warboys Town chase success on three fronts
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It is proving to be a memorable first season in management for Chris Whitfield.
The new Warboys Town chief has guided his side into one cup final, through to another semi-final and into the perfect position to challenge for promotion from Division One of the Peterborough & District League.
They have only lost one game all season and Whitfield is urging his men to finish the job by sealing honours.
He said: “The key to our success so far this season is that the players have the ability to play good football, but are also willing to grind out results when required.
“We have a few lads who have been at higher levels in the past and that brings plenty of experience to what is a young squad. We don’t have anyone over the age of 30.
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“But we still have a dozen league games to go so it is a case of needing to continue doing what we’re doing and hopefully that will get us to where we want to be.
“Our ground passed the inspection for Premier Division football with flying colours so it will come down to getting results on the pitch.”
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A second-placed finish should be enough to secure promotion for Warboys as runaway leaders Moulton Harrox Reserves can’t go up due to their first-team already playing at Premier Division level.
Whitfield’s men host the table=toppers this Saturday. They go into that clash in third spot in the standings, four points behind Sutton Bridge, but with games in hand.
Prolific striker Michael Cafferkey hit a hat-trick as Warboys beat Kings Cliffe 5-3 last Saturday. Dan Moulds and Adam Taylor also found the net.
Turning 31-goal Cafferkey into a high-scoring frontman has proved to be an inspired decision from Whitfield, who added: “Michael spoke to me in the summer about playing up top and I thought I’d give him the chance.
“I’d only seen him play as a central defender or midfielder in the past, but he has plenty of presence and has done very well.”
Ramsey Town boss Lea Jordan is another man enjoying a terrific debut season in the dugout.
His side continued their Division Two title challenge with a 9-0 romp against Ketton Reserves, which was led by a four-goal haul from Carl Taylor.
Top-scorer Jamie Darlow and recent signing Adam Rothery both netted twice, with Sam Pell also on target.