Fryatt: The future is looking bright

MELTON St Audry's player manager Simon Fryatt looked ahead to a bright future after confirming he intends to be at the club long term.“This is just scratching the surface,” said Fryatt, 41.

By Elvin King

MELTON St Audry's player manager Simon Fryatt looked ahead to a bright future after confirming he intends to be at the club long term.

“This is just scratching the surface,” said Fryatt, 41. “We set our sights on winning the Omnico Cup last November - and this is what we have done.

“We plan to make more of an impact on the league next season, with a place in the Ridgeons League within our capabilities.

“To be fair, Crane were the better side and had the better chances, but goalkeeper Glyn Dixon was our hero.”

Robbie Beecroft, the Crane Sports manager, must lift his players as they play Ridgeons League First Division champions Walsham-le-Willows tonight in the Churchman Cup final at Woodbridge Town.

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“We will give that our best shot as well - if we have the legs,” said Beecroft.

“We had enough chances, having a penalty saved and hitting the woodwork. Just when it looked as though we were never going to score we grabbed a late lifeline.”

Two top-four Metaltec SIL finishes and two Omnico Cup finals in three years is the measure of Beecroft's good work at the club.

They have some good news this week with confirmation of their long-term security at King George V Field, Whitton. When Whitton United's new stadium is built, Crane will have use of a nearby pitch.

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