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Pulford proud of his Stanway players after draw against Norwich United
CARETAKER-MANAGER Michael Pulford was proud of his players after they went back to basics and gained a 0-0 draw at home to Norwich United.
Pulford took the reins following Barry Lakin’s sacking on Wednesday night.
And he admitted being a happy man after gaining a well-earned premier division point.
“We were fantastic and the boys made me proud,” said Pulford.
“It was time we went back to basics.
“We changed our shape and moved a few of the boys into different positions.
“I told them that first and foremost I needed to see desire, effort and work-rate.
“That should be the pre-requisite of any player at any level but one or two needed to get that back into their game.”
Rovers could be in a position to appoint their next manager by Wednesday morning.
Interviews are set to take place later today.
Elsewhere, WIVENHOE TOWN lost 2-1 at Kirkley & Pakefield, although the Dragons’ goal was an extraordinary free-kick by Jack Cawley.
“He scored from 70 yards, lobbing their goalkeeper from our own half,” said manager Mo Osman.
“It was a spectacular strike but a shame about the result.”
BRANTHAM ATHLETIC suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Walsham-le-Willows.
BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT were without a fixture, so boss James Webster and several of his players took the opportunity to watch FC Clacton’s FA Cup tie.
HALSTEAD TOWN are second in division one after romping to a 4-0 victory at Downham.
Andy Joslin, Tom Barry, James Regan and Ellis Carter were on target for Mark Benterman’s side.
BRAINTREE TOWN RESERVES went down 2-0 at Great Yarmouth.
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