United midfielder ‘ran the show’

PUBLISHED: 11:06 30 March 2011

Whittlesford Utd vs Hardwick

The Lawn, Whittlesford.

March 26, 2011.

Photograph by Michael Boyton.

Pic shows: Action from the fist half of the match.

Whittlesford Utd vs Hardwick The Lawn, Whittlesford. March 26, 2011. Photograph by Michael Boyton. Pic shows: Action from the fist half of the match.

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EVEN the club chairman had to take a position on the bench for United’s game at the weekend as injuries, suspensions, and four England ‘call ups’ decimated the squad.

EVEN the club chairman had to take a position on the bench for United’s game at the weekend as injuries, suspensions, and four England ‘call ups’ decimated the squad.

Kershaw Premier League

Whittlesford United 0 Hardwick 0

EVEN the club chairman had to take a position on the bench for United’s game at the weekend as injuries, suspensions, and four England ‘call ups’ decimated the squad.

Four first team regulars were missing as they travelled to Cardiff to see the Three Lions beat Wales 2-0, but that did not stop United getting a valuable point.

Chairman Grant Baker donned shirt and shorts, under his tracksuit, and watched from the bench as midfielder Darren Newman “ran the show” and helped his team produce a battling performance.

“We played very well considering,” said Baker. “With players missing it was never going to be easy but we were chuffed with the result. Darren had an excellent game in midfield and really ran the show for us.”

Going forward Baker admits that it has been a difficult second season for United in the Kershaw Premier but he also added that the club “is exactly where we want it to be.”

With a mid table position more or less guaranteed for the first team, a period of stabilising has been deemed a success following promotion a year and a half ago.

But to move onwards next season will require some changes. “We may need to change the management,” said Baker, “And we may need some players as fresh blood would help. But we will have a look at that over the summer and right now we are happy with where we are.”

Next: United travel to Newmarket Town Res this Saturday. Kick off 3pm.

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