EXCLUSIVE: Captain Porter considers quitting football as Chatteris Town’s miserable form continues
CHATTERIS Town captain Stu Porter says the Lilies’ miserable run of form has made him consider quitting football.
Saturday’s 4-3 defeat to nine-man West Wratting extended Steve Taylor’s side’s winless run to nine games. The Lilies have not secured three points since their 3-1 win over Foxton on September 24 and they have plummeted to 12th in the Kershaw Premier League.
Skipper Porter, who was handed the armband at West Street when he was just 18, said the wretched run of form is the worst he has ever experienced at his hometown club.
The 23-year-old said: “I’ve never left this club and I probably never will. I love Chatteris and there’s a lot of potential here but it’s killing me to see what’s going on.
“It really is making me question whether I want to play football any more.
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“I’ve never been through a run as bad as this in youth or adult football. At the moment we are looking down and if we got relegated it would ruin the club.
“We’re certainly not the worst team in the league but at the moment we must have the worst form. That scares us.”
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The Lilies finished seventh in the league last season but they have lost several key players during this campaign.
Tony Brown, Aaron Collins and Jonny Brierley have all left West Street since midfield talent Steven Reid departed for neighbours Wisbech in the summer.
Porter said: “We’ve been putting out different sides every week and we’ve had so many players drop out. That’s killing us.
“I try to pick the lads up every week but it’s tough. We’ve had a couple of good performances but we just haven’t got the results.”
Goals from Hugh Stewart, Richie Allen and Jake Burton were not enough to stop the rot for Chatteris on Saturday.
The Lilies are without a game tomorrow but they will have the chance for quickfire revenge when they travel to West Wratting next Saturday.
Porter said: “If we could get back in the Ridgeons League then it would be fantastic for Fenland - not just Chatteris - but we are miles away from that at the moment.”