10:52am Friday 13th April 2012
Malton & Norton return to North One East action at home to Sheffield for their penultimate game of the campaign with a desire to finish as high as they can in the table.
Currently fifth, The Gannock outfit, last year’s Yorkshire One champions, could theoretically end up as high as second in their first campaign at a higher level.
But while that would depend on heavy defeats for Percy Park, more achievable is a third or fourth placed finish – with Malton just a point behind Wheatley Hills and two behind Middlesbrough.
Particularly satisfying for club chiefs has been the emergence of young players and the heart of the side being made up of locally-based players who have been with Malton for some time. Now, said spokesman Bill Laidler, the challenge is to improve.
“We know we can do it. That’s what we have found out this season,” he said.
“We have done as well as can be expected and we want to improve on that. The players want to finish as high as they can this season and it has been satisfying to see the quality of some of the young lads, like Ali Coe, who has come in and made a spot his own.”
Only Henry Newitt is missing in an otherwise full-strength Malton outfit.
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