Milnes Says Lambs Can Already Spot The Difference

Tamworth midfielder Ben Milnes says they’ve already seen for themselves the difference between the National League North and the Southern Premier Central.

The Lambs have enjoyed a steady return, clinching sensation wins at Spennymoor and Boston United in the first fortnight of the campaign.

Defeat at home to Alfreton won’t burst their bubble and Milnes says the 1-0 loss demonstrates the step up in standard.

They had to play more than half an hour with ten men last weekend and couldn’t avoid a second home defeat.

The skipper told us: “I think last season even with a man disadvantage we may have stills found a way to get something from the game.

“But Alfreton are a well organised side. Once we lost a player they become very difficult to break down.

“They had one chance and scored one goal on Saturday. I think last year perhaps we get let off a little bit, but we know how demanding this division is.

“We can’t let that deflate us. We’ve had a good start and if you look at our first four fixtures, it’s really difficult. You’re doing well to get anything out of those two away games and Scunthorpe at home."

More than 3,000 fans have watched their two home games so far. Things are progressing on and off the pitch but what represents a good season for Tamworth?

“If you look at some of the set-ups in this league and some of the budgets, staying up would be a success this season," the midfielder explained.

“But as players, if you’re doing well and get off to a good start like we have done, the ambitions of course change.

“We’ve had some excellent attendances already and if we can keep progressing as a club then that’s all you can ask for.

“We’ve got a great set of lads and we’ve already shown we’re not afraid of anyone in this league and we’re not planning on only being here for one season.”

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