New Mills captain Mason Fallon targets promotion next season

New Mills captain Mason Fallon believes his side can challenge for promotion if they add experience to their squad.

Mason Fallon is aiming for promotion for New Mills next season. Pic by Beth Lee.
Mason Fallon is aiming for promotion for New Mills next season. Pic by Beth Lee.

The Church Lane side finished their aborted North West Counties League Division One South campaign in 14th spot last season and 23 points off the play-off pace.

But they were badly handicapped after losing their first seven matches before boss David Birch took over at the helm.

And Fallon believes his side showed what they could do before the season was abandoned.

“We are looking to kick on from last season and, If we can add a few more players, I think we can get promoted,” he said.

“I feel that we should have finished the season a lot higher and the league position does not justify how well we were playing.

“We had a slow start to the season, which we had to recover from but we ended the season playing well.

“The managers joined late on and had to build a team from nothing.”

And Fallon believes additional experience will now be the key to enhance the current squad.

“We just need some more experience and some wiser heads,” he added. “The lads that are there now just need that little bit extra adding.”

“I think the league will be more of an even playing field and we are really ready to go for the next season.”

With training on hold indefinitely the New Mills players are doing what they to keep up team spirit, with Fallon admitting he misses the lads.

“You can go running and that but it’s not the same as being with the lads and having a laugh,” he said.

“We are still talking in WhatsApp groups and having a laugh so we are all still in touch.”

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