Following Goole Town’s disappointing relegation from the Premier Division in 2017, the club have recently begun their second consecutive campaign in the First Division.
Carrying lofty ambitions to return back to the highest level, the group have made an impressive start this season and are hoping promotion can be achieved second time around.
Last season saw the first team finish fourth in the First Division, however, this year the group are hoping to go one better and achieve promotion. With a number of new players throughout all the teams, Treasurer Simon Franks spoke to Our Goole about the club’s chances this year round.
“We just missed out on promotion last year, a couple of defeats cost us at the end. We spent a lot of the season at the top end of the table but unfortunately it was not to be. We have made a good start this season so we are hoping we can get promoted back to the First Division.”
Simon also told us that a few new faces have strengthened the team, however, starting right from the very bottom is something the club has to prioritise.
“Generally our squad has improved across all of our teams since last year, as we have recruited well with opening bowler Aiden Colbeck joining us from Hemingbrough and one of our longest serving players Dave England returning after hip surgery. Both players have made a difference this year.
“As well as the seniors we are trying to appeal to children from the age of five years old and get their families involved. We feel that the families are key and we want to involve parents as well as children in the club as we know it can be difficult to keep the youngsters involved.”