THINGS are finally starting to settle down at Denton Town – which is just the way they like it.
To say things were up and down at Whittle’s Park at the start of the season is something of an understatement.But after an August to forget, September was much more pleasurable with two wins and a loss from their three games.
And joint manager Phil Cooper hopes October can see them kick on as they look to get the bid to return to the Cheshire League, premier division back on track.
However, Winstanley Warriors, who Town face at home on Saturday, October 19, have already opened up a commanding lead by winning six and drawing one of their opening seven matches.
Cooper said: “Performances have improved and the stability is coming.
“This group is only going to get stronger the more we play together.
“However, we need to start picking up points off teams around us. It’s a long old season but we will see where we go this month.”
Jake Massey walked away with Denton Town’s player of the month award after a huge impact since his arrival.
But Phil was keen to point out other star performers as he added: “There have been a few stand out performances from the likes of Phil Pole, Ryan Millington and Jake, our new centre forward.
“He scored three goals in as many appearances and got two man of the match awards.“He’s added the goals we were missing.”
Denton went down 3-2 at home to Windle, despite goals from Liam Turner and Kieran Dale, but that was a big improvement on the 6-1 thrashing they received from the St Helens-based side in August.
However the task ahead, with the month starting with an enforced week off when the already rearranged Denton derby against Dom Doyle FC in the Footy.com Manchester FA Saturday Challenge Trophy was called off because of the weather, was not lost on Cooper.
As well as facing Winstanley at home, Town face trips to Moore United, Cuddington FC and Styal FC.
He simply summed it up by saying: “October is a big month.”