New­boys keen to im­press

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY DAR­REN WIT­COOP

FOOT­BALL AFC Flix­ton have high hopes of tak­ing to the Ac­coun­tants League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion like a duck to wa­ter, ac­cord­ing to joint-man­ager Tony Rosen­berg.

The newly-pro­moted club were no strangers to top­pling teams from the top-tier in cup com­pe­ti­tions last sea­son.

Now they have the chance to do that ev­ery week ahead of their cur­tain-raiser against Deloitte.

Rosen­berg said: “We never set tar­gets. But if you don’t start the new sea­son be­liev­ing you can win, then what is the point?

“You should be am­bi­tious and we feel we have a strong side ca­pa­ble of do­ing well.

“Last sea­son we ex­ceeded our ex­pec­ta­tions, but some big wins proved we can com­pete with the lead­ing sides. “We now have the chal­lenge of do­ing that ev­ery week rather than on a one-off ba­sis.”

AFC Flix­ton have ev­ery right to be in bullish­mood.Ato­talof six­tro­phies­from their­lasttwosea­son­ssug­gestRosen­berg and Stu­art Delmonte have dis­cov­ered the win­ning for­mula.

Rosen­berg added: “The club has been on the up and up but we re­alise it’s not always go­ing be rosy.

“Ev­ery­one, just like in the past, has to work hard and given 100 per cent. You don’t get any­where with­out that.”

Stephen Peck, who played a key role in their pro­mo­tion-campaign, has re­turned for an­other stint.

Leeds Mac­cabi pair Adam Gil­man and Oshri Amar have also joined along with Adam Stephens.

Rosen­berg said: “We are happy with how our pre-sea­son prepa­ra­tions have gone. Two wins is good for our con­fi­dence.”

We feel we have a strong side ca­pa­ble of do­ing well

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