Neil Birkitt caught up with Lincs League leaders Ruston Sports Manager Jordan Mackinder as he gave us the following thoughts:
How do you feel the season has gone so far?
We’re currently in a position I don’t think realistically any of us thought we’d be in when we took the job last March. We were very careful in the players we approached . We wanted to have a base of keen young committed lads with a handful of older wiser heads to lead the way. We’re obviously very happy with the season so far but there’s a long way to go yet and we’re certainly not running before we can walk.
Thoughts on Saturdays win against local rivals Nettleham?
Saturdays win against Nettleham for us was massive. With our skipper and leader suspended Steven Swinburn and a couple away for the weekend we made full use of the squad. The pitch was horrendous and took a lot of the football away but it was a hard fought win coming from behind twice which again shows the character we’ve got and the never say die attitude. I’ve always said as a bare minimum leave nothing on the pitch and the rest will follow, it seems to be working so far.
On Saturdays upcoming trip to Immingham Town FC?
For me Immingham away is the toughest game of the season. They’re form at home is perfect beating everyone to go there after the points. We’ll go there with a slightly different set up to try our best to take all the points and stay at the top.
Thoughts and aspirations for the rest of the season?
All we can do is keep winning and see what happens. I think Skegness Town and Grimsby Borough Development Squad are probably favoured over us but we won’t stop until the last ball is kicked. We set out to have a decent first season and said we’d be happy with top half in preparation for the next few seasons as a group. It’s a long season and no one can have any complaints with the winner.