Club not 'Mickey Mouse' any more

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 January 2010 | UPDATED: 14:38 04 March 2010

FELIXSTOWE United joint manager Karl Baldwin has no doubts about it.

“We are changing the club from a Mickey Mouse one,” he said.

And so it seems with United second in the Senior Division of the Kingsley Healthcare SIL going into tomorrow's game at Ipswich Athletic.

FELIXSTOWE United joint manager Karl Baldwin has no doubts about it.

“We are changing the club from a Mickey Mouse one,” he said.

And so it seems with United second in the Senior Division of the Kingsley Healthcare SIL going into tomorrow's game at Ipswich Athletic.

Baldwin runs the side with Ian Watson, who said: “Karl has a very professional attitude and approach and this has helped instil a collective spirit into the team.

“We came back from 3-1 down to win our Omnico Cup game against Leiston St Margarets on Monday, and the team showed a resolve not previously associated with Felixstowe United.

“I was proud of the way we hit back to win 6-3 after extra time.

“The club has had troubles with referees etc but I like to think that all that is behind us now. As Karl keeps saying we are no longer a Mickey Mouse outfit.”

Watson was called upon to play for the first time this season against the Saints, but he says there is enough talent at the club to make a serious impression in the title race.

“The newcomers we have brought in have brought the best out of those who were already here,” added Watson.

“And with our director of football Graham Bickers bringing a Ridgeons League mentality we are well served for a good second half to the campaign.

“Danny Crump, Tom Childs and Liam Hunn have made a big difference to us while central midfielder Matty Morgan has been playing out of his skin and should be playing at a highert level.

“James Peachey has recently returned to the area from London and the former Felixstowe and Walton United defender has been like a rock at the back.”

Former Woodbridge Town player Jon Bickers plays when his Portman Road video duties allow, and Watson says that the blend, and the determination, is there to bring the first SIL title to a Trimley Sports Club-based club.

Victory would put Felixstowe top as leaders Old Newton have no league game tomorrow with Stowupland Falcons' recent revival put to the test when they entertain league stalwarts Grundisburgh.

Two rearranged all senior Omnico Cup games take place tomorrow with Achilles at home to Westerfield and Crane Sports playing host to Coplestonians.

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