Reserves boss Max Flintoft determined to change fortunes of Whittlesey Athletic

Whittlesey Athletic Reserves.

Whittlesey Athletic Reserves. - Credit: Archant

The manager of Whittlesey Athletic Reserves has vowed to get the club back on its feet following a sorry 12 months.

Reserves boss Max Flintoft is determined to change the fortunes of the club which had to withdraw its first team from all competitive action amid financial issues in September last year.

Flintoft, 25, inherited the town’s second side in the 2015/16 season and since then has guided them to fifth place in the Peterborough & District Football League Division One.

The local lads are currently on a run of 10 straight wins, and Flintoft has set his sights on an instant return to the PDFL Premier Division.

“We’ve got a good squad together here – all but three of the players are Whittlesey boys and I’m a Whittlesey boy myself so we want to get the club back up and running again,” he said.

“I had to start from scratch and that showed at the start of the season but now we’ve found some form and things are looking really positive.

“I want to help take the club back to the Premier Division, which is where it belongs.”

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Athletic extended their recent purple patch with a hard-fought 3-2 success over Oakham Reserves last Saturday thanks to goals from Harry Jenkins, Kevin Gilbert and Jack Carter’s 19th goal of the season.

They are without a game this weekend, but face mid-table Oundle Town on February 11.