Evolving Heacham clinch another win

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Manager David Griggs says his Heacham players continually learn and evolve as a team.An early Colby Wood goal was enough to seal a second successive 1-0 Saturday success with Soham Town Rangers on the receiving end this weekend.The result almost guarantees the Magpies their place in the Premier Division next season.It could have been a lot more comfortable for the hosts with visiting goalkeeper Tyler Key standing between Heacham and a bigger winning margin over the 90 minutes.After the game, Griggs said: “We had a committee meeting in the hall before the game. We’re15th and they think we’re doing really well.“There have been quite a few games this season that we probably should have got something from, but now we’re turning those performances into wins.”If we’d played this game in September or October, we probably wouldn’t have won it, but like I say the lads have picked up well, learning things and are adapting to the level all of the time.”They are winning tactical fouls. Our opponents do it to us all of the time. We might be a young team but we’re starting to do it now, you can see it.”I feel like there’s a a switch has been flicked and all of a sudden the lads realise we’re a good team and we’re staying in this league. We just want to climb the table a bit more now.”Griggs acknowledged that his side should have scored more goals in one of the only games in the region to beat the recent cold snap.”I think their keepers has pulled off two or three really good saves at the end there, one from Charlie (Royle) and one from Nobby (Jack Noble) where he has prevented the ball from going into the bottom corner.”Another positive sight was seeing teenage striker Jake Marsden get his first taste of first team experience on the bench.The 16-year-old is a product of the club’s under-16 side and, although he didn’t get his first opportunity on the pitch, Griggs believes the youngster has a bright future ahead of him.”It was tight at the end, so neither Jake or Kane (Young) got their chance today,” said Griggs.”Their time will come. I’ve watched Jake down here for the under-16s quite a few times.“I don’t like to say it too early, but I look at him as a John Flanagan.“We’ll introduce them slowly this season and you know a bit more next. We’ve got a young squad here and they are only going to get better.”Heacham: Watson, Akers, Falcao, Mitchell, Goss, Rawlings, Delgardo, Dear, Royle, Davies, Wood. Subs: Noble, Gray, Marsden, Lammiman, Young.Attendance: 174.

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