Needham Market manager Mark Morsley has swooped to sign former Leiston striker Emmanuel Osei, while transfer-listing veteran midfielder Kem Izzet and releasing Jordan Patrick, Ollie Brown and Ollie Mann.
As Danny Cowley begins what he hopes will be a long and successful career as a professional football manager, the former Braintree boss knows he is leaving behind a group of players with a spirit and togetherness that he may never encounter again.
Tom Mawford struck in the third minute of stoppage time, his second goal of the game, as Waveney came from behind to defeat 10-man Haughley United, 3-2, in a dramatic Suffolk FA Senior Cup final at Portman Road last night.
Braintree Town chairman Lee Harding has questioned why boss Danny Cowley would want to leave the Iron to take over at Lincoln City, while confirming he has yet to receive an approach for the 36-year-old from League Two side Notts County.
Holders, Lowestoft Town lifted the Suffolk Premier Cup for the 13th time last night and went some way to softening the blow of relegation from Conference North, the Trawlerboys winning 3-1 against Ryman Premier Leiston at Portman Road.
Despite admitting the gulf in stature between Grimsby and Braintree is ‘frightening’, manager Danny Cowley insisted his group of Iron players have no reason to be scared as they begin their Wembley bid this evening.