We are already into the new footie season, and no we are not talking about the elite of the professional world alias Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and City, Arsenal or Chelsea et al, but none other than our local amateur side Littleport Town FC who everyone should come and support down at the Leisure Centre’s playing field.
They are a hard-working and hard tackling side who give their all, and don’t command obscene amounts of money like their professional counterparts, but in fact have to keep down a full time job which invariably rules out some of the players not always being available for match days which can often be a managerial nightmare.
Littleport Town’s early poor run of league results belies their promising cup form, and according to their Player/Manager Jamie Gayfer, he is very optimistic about the current season.
“We have a great squad and have attracted some good players like former Swavesey midfielder Michael Jordan, 17 year old Harry Walker who has been really impressive, and Liam Heaps who left Ely Crusaders has been of our outstanding players so far.
“We are also very fortunate to retain the services of top experienced players like the versatile cricketing duo James South, and club captain Nik Marsh, Alan White (formerly on the managerial team last season) and Dan Bell to name but a few, but really we’ve retained 90% of last year’s squad who are a great bunch of players. That isn’t to say that we are not on the lookout for new players which we are always on the lookout for,” said Town’s Player/Manager Jamie, who also puts himself on regular footballing duty which does give Town that extra impetus up front.
Realistically Jamie believes that it wouldn’t be a disaster if Littleport Town were to finish mid-table this season, but as the 2016 Creake Charity Shield 2-1 winners over Easton Socon Reserves 2-1 and the Junior Challenge Cup beaten finalists the team believe they have every chance to produce yet another superb cup run which really would make it another season to remember.