Leigh relishing leading Baffins Milton Rovers charge

Baffins' manager Steve Leigh Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Baffins' manager Steve Leigh Picture: Chris Moorhouse
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Manager Steve Leigh is enjoying playing his part in the continuing rise of Baffins Milton Rovers through the local football ranks.

The ex-Havant, Bognor and Newport IOW player and manager has a vast experience behind him.

His mantra in dealing with players is plain, simple and very effective.

'I just want players to try to be a little bit better every time they go out there,' said Leigh.

'We are very much a work in progress and it is a learning process for all of us.

'I won't always get things right and neither will they.

'The important thing is to keep learning.

'Youngsters need to be prepared to get their heads down, work hard and do their apprenticeship.

'Nowadays a lot of younger players want to run before they can walk.

'I do believe if we can nurture the group of lads we have for two or three years there is no reason Baffins couldn't be challenging for the title.

'The club has a bright future with the likes of Steve Cripps and Tony Male getting it ready to move up.'

After tomorrow’s game against Brockenhurst, Baffins have a big week ahead of them in the league and FA Vase.

On Tuesday night Lymington Town visit the PMC Stadium in the Wessex Premier Division.

It is an all-Wessex affair in the FA Vase on Saturday when Baffins travel to Bashley.

Leigh's team walloped New College Swindon 14-1 in the last round but know Bashley will be a totally different challenge.

'The players feel they have a score to settle with Bashley,' said Leigh.

‘We lost 2-1 to them in the league recently after being the better side.

'The club did well in the Vase last season under Louis Bell so we would like to at least match that again or go even better.'