Doddington United boss Taylor aiming for back to back promotions

10:11 13 August 2014

Ashley Taylor.

Ashley Taylor.

Archant

Ambitious Doddington United manager Ashley Taylor has his sights set on back to back promotions.

In their first season in management, Taylor and childhood friend Oliver Salter Boyden led the side to promotion from Cambs NMC 1B.

Now, Salter-Boyden has decided to focus on the reserves, so Taylor has the hotseat to himself.

To help them cope with the step up, Doddington have brought in four players from Chatteris Town - Andy Moye, Dean Saunders, Ashley’s brother Jamie Taylor and Tony Brown.

Pre-season results have been encouraging - they thumped Wimblington 6-0 and picked up 3-1 and 3-2 wins at Chatteris and Somersham, with the one blip being a 1-0 loss at Ely City Reserves.

Taylor said: “We know we are going into a bigger and stronger league so we have got together a bigger and stronger squad. We believe a strong reverse side is important so Oliver has stepped down to focus on that, which will make the whole club stronger.

“We have looked really good in pre-season, picking up wins against two Cambs Senior A sides (Chatteris and Somersham).”

Taylor expects a harder game when they travel to Wimblington, who they thumped in pre-season, in their league opener on Wednedsay.

He said: “We know it’s going to be different to the friendly. They are a hard working team and we expect a tougher game.
“Our first four games are all away from home. If we can pick up three wins, it would be a very good start.”

Taylor is confident his side will be challenging for the title.

He said: “The goal is back to back promotions. With the players we’ve got we should definitely compete in this league.”

More news stories

Fri, 13:56
Jobs Centre Plus

Youth unemployment in the Fens dropped 36 per cent in the past year according to new figures from Job Centre Plus.

Yesterday, 10:00
John McIntosh with welfare officer Alan Hay

A blind Second World War veteran from Wisbech has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur for his part in the liberation of France.

Fri, 10:55
Wimblington Road, Doddington where the tarmac has melted in patches

A road in Doddington was among streets across the county where heat wave temperatures melted the tarmac.

Fri, 15:25
Peter Bryant who is taking part in Ride to the Somme

An Elm man who regularly fundraises for Help for Heroes has added more than £1,000 to his total.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up