Optimistic Gordon keen to prove Meakin wrong about Burnham FC
Burnham's new boss Danny Gordon says he’s optimistic about proving ex manager Gary Meakin wrong and keeping the Blues up.
Meakin departed the club last week and warned others of the ‘trap’ of managing at The Gore.
But Gordon is optimistic he and joint manager Gareth Risbridger can get the goal-shy Blues firing and moving up the Premier Division table.
“We’re optimistic and it’s up to us to prove Gary Meakin wrong,” said the former Aylesbury assistant who has also played for Chesham, St Albans, Aylesbury and Staines Town.
“He might think it’s a poisoned chalice but we’ve got a good ethos and believe we can push the side up the table. We also have a mutual respect for each other.
“No job is easy whether you’re at the top or the bottom and we’ve just got to get on with it.”
Burnham lost the second match of their tenure 2-1 at Histon on Tuesday.
The Blues conceded twice in the first half but looked capable of scoring a point after new signing Benny Fiadzomor scored with a deflected effort with 10 minutes to play.
“They were 2-0 at half-time so defeat would have been harsh on them, but we could have nicked a draw in the end,” said Gordon.
“In the last 15 minutes the ball was flashing around in their area but the second goal didn’t come.”
Fiadzomor has arrived from Hemel Hempstead on a dual registration with top scorer Nicke Kabamba going in the opposite direction. The management duo have also used their connections to bring in winger-come-striker Victor Asoubou from Canvey Island.
“It’s going to be hard to replace your leading scorer but we’re hoping Benny can do the business at this level, and getting off the mark will be good for him.”
Speaking after their first match in charge, a 0-0 draw at Redditch United, Risbridger reflected: “We applied for the post and were interviewed. The club had to make sure we were right for them and we needed to see if they were right for us.
“We were given the job but thrown right into the deep end at Redditch, but managed to come away with a good point.
“We also missed a chance throughTonyMendy to nick all three and had a player sent off with 20 minutes to go so the players had to dig in.”
Burnham host Hitchin Town at The Gore tomorrow(Saturday) and Arlesey Town onTuesday night.