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Highbridge Town ready for crack at County League
HIGHBRIDGE Town chairman Matt Pitt says his side will not be resting on their laurels when they begin life in the Somerset County League – and expects to be challenging for a second successive promotion.
Town were crowned champions of the Taunton & District League in May and their application to the County League was approved in June.
Town kicked off the new season in winning style on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Taunton-based Staplegrove- and Pitt, who doubles up as manager and chairman, says the players are in confident mood ahead of the new campaign.
He said: “We have been back in training since mid-June, we’ve been going for a few weeks.
We’ve had a fresh influx of talented youngsters and added a few senior players with County league experience, so we’re confident heading into the season.
“I’d be disappointed if we weren’t challenging at the top again this season, I don’t think it’s that big a step up and we’ve all spoken about the season aims and agreed that a promotion challenge is realistic.
“We played really well against Staplegrove on Saturday, considering they play in the Somerset First Division, so we’ve proved already that we’re good enough.”