Wolves starting to show their teeth in SML

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Wolverton Town boss Chris Pottinger wants his team to begin their push for the South Midlands League Division Two title next year by finishing this season with a bang.

Wolves enjoyed a 6-1 thrashing of Caddington on Saturday, but that home victory against the Bedfordshire outfit was just their third of the season.

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It also saw them leapfrog above Caddington and off the bottom of the table following a difficult start to life playing in the SML. However, they do have plenty of games in hand on most of their league rivals.

Wolves made the step up from North Bucks & District League football last summer, and Pottinger admits that he will be expected to build a side that is capable of pushing for promotion in the next couple of seasons.

He said: “We have a really professional committee and have a five-year plan for where we want to take the club – to establish it as a major force in the league above.

“Everything we touched on Saturday turned to goals. The win was long overdue and we thought we would give a team a good beating sooner rather than later.

“I think we’ve had quite a bit of bad luck this season. If you look at the games we’ve lost, we have only lost a couple of them by a couple of goals. I don’t think we deserved to be down near the bottom of the table, but that’s where we have found ourselves.”

There were two goals each for Michael Rudniak and Charlie Partington in Wolves’ victory over Caddington, with Dale Collins and Ashley Ferguson getting the other goals.

Elsewhere on Saturday, fellow Division Two side Old Bradwell United had a 3-1 win at Tring Corinthians, while Stony Stratford Town were beaten 3-0 at Kings Langley in Division One and Cranfield United fell 3-0 at home to Crawley Green.

On Tuesday night, New Bradwell St Peter had a 3-3 draw at Amersham Town, and Stony marched on to the fourth round of the Division One Cup by beating Langford 3-1.

Newport Pagnell earned a 4-0 UCL Premier Division win at home to S&L Corby on Tuesday night, that after losing 4-1 at Spalding United on Saturday.