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Redgrave keeping feet on the ground

REDGRAVE Rangers are keeping their feet on the ground ahead of the Suffolk Primary Cup Final.

REDGRAVE Rangers are keeping their feet on the ground ahead of the McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Final as they chase a double-double.

Rangers, who sit second in Division Three of the Macron SIL, face Cavendish in Tuesday night’s final at Colchester United FC, kick-off 7.30pm.




The Macron SIL Division Three side are aiming to emulate last season‘s achievement of winning promotion and a cup.

Manager Jordan Balls said: “Of course, to be in a situation where there is a chance to do a double-double would be great but we have to keep our feet on the ground and take each game as it comes.

“With a very large squad it’s great for competition and to get the best out of players so the motivation is key to get the best out of everyone. 

Redgrave have had a good run to the final, but Balls is only too aware of the outcome will come down to their performance on the day.

“I have full confidence in the ability of our squad and on our day, we can beat anyone, however it’s a final and it’s all about who wants it more on the day and who is willing to go that extra mile to win.

“The lads are on a great run at the moment, and you can tell they are playing with great confidence as the results show.

“They play in a different league to us, and I have never come across them before or watched them play. However, I have done some research on them and how they play, so I will try to prepare the lads as best as I can to get the result in the final.”

Balls, who is standing down at the end of the season, is looking forward to the final and the chance to complete his own double, having won the cup as a player.

“It’s a Suffolk county cup final playing at a great stadium - what’s more to look forward to than that? It’s what all players want to be doing and as manager you can’t ask for a bigger occasion.

“The chance to play and showcase our football in front of our fans is exciting. 

“I will be stepping down this year due to personal reasons however I will still be involved in the club. To have won the Suffolk cup as a player and a manger would mean a lot to me.

“All the hard work would make it so worthwhile if we were able to lift the trophy come the end of the game,” he added.

Redgrave Rangers (red & black striped shirts) are pictured in action above in their home match versus AFC Kesgrave Reserves (blue & red striped shirts) last month.



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