Westerfield boss defends switching clubs

PHIL Greenhalgh today defended his decision to switch managerial posts from BT Trimley to Westerfield last December.If the Swans fail to beat leaders Grundisburgh tomorrow they will be in grave danger of dropping down to Division One of the Metaltec SIL.

By Elvin King

PHIL Greenhalgh today defended his decision to switch managerial posts from BT Trimley to Westerfield last December.

If the Swans fail to beat leaders Grundisburgh tomorrow they will be in grave danger of dropping down to Division One of the Metaltec SIL.

And, if so, they could be replaced by BT Trimley, who go into their match at struggling Needham Market Vets top of the First Division with two games left.

Westerfield have won just twice since Greenhalgh took over and their defeat by Crane Sports on Tuesday - and Achilles' win at East Bergholt - makes tomorrow's game vital.

“We are one point ahead of Achilles and we both have two games left,” said Greenhalgh. “So it is still in our hands.

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“Grundisburgh lost on Tuesday so they may be on edge although they are a quality side.

“I knew it would be difficult but I made the right decision to move.

“It was a wrench to leave BT Trimley, and I hope they come up. But it was the right move at the time for me.”

Westerfield's last game is against Felixstowe United, while Achilles end up with a clash against Grundisburgh.

Greenhalgh says that he will wish to carry on whatever happens this season. He added: “The lads have given me 100%, but we have not always had that little bit of class that wins games.

“I don't think the finger will be pointed at me if we go down.”

Injuries at important times have robbed Greenhalgh of the likes of Robert Osborne, Chris Elden, Chris Solomon, and Adam Glencastle.

Three clubs are on 47 points in the First Division - and news of Haughley's decision not to pursue their move up the Ridgeons League means that the regulation two clubs are set to be promoted.

BT Trimley and St Johns have two games left - and Old Newton three. St Johns are away to Stonham Aspal while Newton entertain Thurston.

Stonham are two points behind with three games to play so are still also in the hunt. Willis, who could still make a late charge with two wins, are at home to Wickham Market.