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Joint-manager says Newark Town will take it one game at a time after stunning 7-1 win


By Connor Thompson


Luke Parsons says Newark Town have sent a strong message after their emphatic opening day win over Askern.

The joint-manager, who played centre back for The Blues, said it was the perfect start to the season, but refused to take the 7-1 win for granted after a bag of mixed results elsewhere in Central Midlands League North Division.

“We pinpointed Retford United as a team that would challenge us and they lost 3-0 to Dinnington, which came as a shock.

Newark Town's management team watch on. Credit: David Hurstfield (15086055)
Newark Town's management team watch on. Credit: David Hurstfield (15086055)

“If you look at last year’s league table they (Dinnington) were near the bottom, but they have got a new manager with experience from the league above so they could be the team to challenge.

“Appleby lost 6-1 to Crowle Town, so that result also makes you think about them.

“We thought Retford and Harworth (who beat Sutton Rovers 6-2) would be the challengers, but you don’t know.

Town in action at Askern. Credit: David Hurstfield (15086051)
Town in action at Askern. Credit: David Hurstfield (15086051)

“People might look at our results and say Newark Town looked strong, but until you’ve played four or five games you don’t know which teams will be challenging (for the title).”

Town had six different scorers on Saturday, in what was a new-look squad that has come together in very little time.

“I was over the moon with the performance and we played the way we wanted to,” Parsons said.

“There’s still a couple of negatives for us, but that’s a good thing because if there’s too many positives than there would be nothing to work on.”

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