Ascot United hungry for more - Jeff Lamb
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It's not all doom and gloom at Ascot United with manager Jeff Lamb remaining positive about next season's FA Vase run.
JEFF Lamb is determined to take Ascot United all the way in the FA Vase next season.
The Yellamen surpassed all expectations to reach the quarter-finals of the national competition this year and now they are hungry for more success.
Player/manager Lamb told the News: "As a club, we've taken so much from this experience and now I want to take us further.
"I don't want it to be forgotten. Paul [McGrotty, assistant manager] and I wanted to put Ascot United on the map and I think we've done that.
"People are talking about the club and how well we've done.
"It's a massive learning curve, but we want to go to Wembley next year and win it."
He added: "For me personally, for my second season in charge, it's beyond my dreams how far we've come.
"If we'd have done well in the league, got into the top eight and done well in a couple of rounds of the cups. as I said at the beginning of the season, I would have been pleased. But to get to this stage, it's amazing."
Assistant manager McGrotty echoed Lamb's sentiments, but couldn't hide his disappointment at his side's 4-1 loss to Shildon on Saturday.
"We are disappointed and it's going to take a while to recover. We've got to pick them up now, we've lost a quarter-final and a semi-final in the space of four days so it's tough to take."
However, he remains positive for next season, saying: "We told the players, they can't be disappointed. They've got to look at it as a great achievement, it's been a hell of a cup run and we were two minutes away from even being in the semi-finals.
"It's something that we regret but you have to be positive, if you had said that would happen at the start of the season, we wouldn't have believed you.
"We want more of it now. Now we've experienced it that should spur us on to want this again next year. We've seen that we can compete with teams and the lads should be really proud of themselves."
The Yellamen can now fully focus their attention on the league, where they have a number of games in hand on most teams.