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Sky’s the limit for Scole after promotion

BIG ASPIRATIONS: Scole United boss Jimmy Last has urged the club to build on their back-to-back promotions
BIG ASPIRATIONS: Scole United boss Jimmy Last has urged the club to build on their back-to-back promotions

Jimmy Last has urged Scole United to build on their promotion to the Anglian Combination Premier Division and fulfil their full potential.

The United manager is currently riding on the crest of a wave after masterminding a sensational campaign which culminated in his side finishing second to seal a second successive promotion as the upwardly-mobile club continue to flourish.

But while Last is under no illusion of the task in hand that comes with the step up, he is determined not to rest on his laurels as he targets further development in the future.

“Really we are just a little village side and are punching well above our weight,” he conceded.

“There are much bigger towns around us but we have regularly beaten bigger teams and I’m delighted for everyone at the club.

“The Premier Division is a massive jump up and we know there will be a huge difference.

“The idea now is to stabilise the club and avoiding relegation next season will be the key.

“If we can do that then the main aim is be an established Premier Division club.

“Promotion is a really big thing for the whole club and we have some really tasty encounters to look forward to now; this is just the start for us.

“I don’t see any reason why we couldn’t go even further. You just have to look at places like Debenham and Walsham, which are not huge, and so why can’t we do the same?”

However, Last’s aspirations of taking the club further are being halted by United’s lack of floodlights at their current ground as he urged the powers that be to build on their current momentum and dream big.

“Without building floodlights this is the highest we can go, which in itself is a great achievement,” he added.

“However, if we could get the land we need to develop, then I believe going even furthere is a real possibility.

“Discussions have taken place and we would never say never, but that would be something for the future.

“We are in a really exciting time and so the club can go two ways; we can sit on our laurels or really try and go for it, and I would love to really go for it.

“The big difference will be the increased costs but I believe if we wanted to we could really push on as a club, which is an amazing incentive.”

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