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Witham`s Latest Signing Adds A New Dimension

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Witham Town manager Adam Flint feels new signing Jake Gordon can add another dimension to his attacking options in the final part of the Bostik League North season.

Flint brought Gordon in from Aveley ahead of Witham’s game against Heybridge Swifts last Friday and the striker came off the bench to make a positive impact.

The Town boss said Gordon was a player who he had admired for a while and he was pleased to bring him in.

“Jake Gordon is someone who has always caught my eye,” Flint told The Braintree & Witham Times` Simon Spurgeon. “He got lots of goals for Great Wakering Rovers and he became available, so we were pleased to get him.”

Witham are due to head to AFC Sudbury on Saturday where they are hoping the Suffolk club’s artificial pitch can help them beat the winter weather.

The Siberian chill had the last laugh in midweek, though, as it denied Witham a quickfire return meeting against Heybridge Swifts when a frozen and snow-covered Scraley Road pitch saw the fixture postponed.

It has already been re-arranged but, due to Swifts’ fixture backlog and lack of available Tuesdays, will have to be played on Thursday, March 15th.

If it is anything like the first meeting, though, it will be an exciting encounter
Flint now hopes their late goal can be a springboard to future success for his team.

The Witham boss said: “We wanted them to work hard after the disappointing game at Grays in our previous outing and they certainly did that “How many times have teams done that to us with late goals?

“We know what it feels like – it really hurts you.

“I’m sure they were hurting afterwards.

“Had we scored 5 minutes before, I think we would have gone on and nicked it.

“I think it gives us confidence now.

“I know it was a draw, but I think it can be like the Hornchurch win that we had.

“I hope it will”.


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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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