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New management team unveiled by Waveney

PUBLISHED: 08:00 13 October 2017

Action from Waveney's 2-0 win over Bradenham Wanderers at the weekend. Picture: Steve Wood

Action from Waveney's 2-0 win over Bradenham Wanderers at the weekend. Picture: Steve Wood

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Waveney have moved quickly to replace the departing Stewart Larter who has joined Gorleston as first team manager.

Michael King will be taking his role as joint first team manager alongside George Millington. King has agreed to step up from his role of player manager of the Reserves.

King is well respected within the group and is keen to start working with the lads again.

Also Lowestoft Town legend Jamie Godbold has agreed to get involved and help out. He will be taking training along with the other coaches on Tuesday nights at Barnards Meadow and will be joining them in the dugout on match days.

Waveney secured a welcome and deserved three points against a good Bradenham Wanderers side, winning 2-0.

Waveney had Owen French back from injury and he and defensive partner Daniel Tacon both enjoyed fine games.

After gifting Stalham the points last week this was a very professional performance.

After a decent start Waveney took the lead midway through the half. Michael Tacon’s flicked header saw Tom Mawford beat two defenders and curl a superb right foot finish into the bottom corner.

Bradenham enjoyed plenty of the play and were very neat and tidy in possession but keeper Sam Clabburn wasn’t tested as Waveney worked their socks off to contain them.

Carl Burgess and Johnny Jarvis were in commanding form as they battled and worked tirelessly in the middle of the park.

Waveney lost Adam Taylor to injury just before half-time with Tom Sansom replacing him on the right.

The second half again saw Waveney battle hard and soak up a lot of pressure but their goal wasn’t really threatened as they continued to frustrate their opponents.

French headed just over on 70 minutes and Waveney brought on Connor Swan for Michael Tacon. The game came to life on 80 minutes as Swan was brought down when clear through on goal and the official deemed it to be a straight red card with the Bradenham player being the last man. Bradenham were fuming as an offside in the build-up wasn’t spotted and Waveney made the game safe as they added a second on 85 minutes. Bradley Hough produced some great work out wide before pulling the ball back into the path of Sansom and for the second week running the 18-year-old scored with a smart finish as he smashed the ball past the keeper at his near post.

Man of the match: Carl Burgess.

Team: Sam Clabburn, Chris Bond, Ryan Bloomfield, Owen French, Daniel Tacon, Johnny Jarvis, Adam Taylor (Tom Sansom 38), Carl Burgess, Michael Tacon (Connor Swan 67), Bradley Hough, Tom Mawford.

This Saturday seems Waveney face current Suffolk Senior Cup holders Achilles.

The Ipswich side are unbeaten this season and it is hoped a big crowd can help Waveney get through the tie. Kick-off is 2pm at Saturn Close.

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