Margate Next In Heavy Schedule

Gavin Macpherson is under no illusions just how tough Saturday’s fixture at Margate could be given that we will take the field just 41 hours after beating Concord Rangers.

Thursday’s 1-0 win pushed us back up to third but although  Margate, who currently sit in 19th place, have lost five of their last six games, much could depend on how much Thursday’s excursions have taken their toll on Town’s players in a gruelling schedule and how many changes need to be made in the starting line-up.

“Margate have a distinct advantage in that they haven’t played for a week,” said Gavin. “We’ve had less than two days’ recovery and have another journey to make. It’s far from ideal.”

“I’ve heard for years about how players should be able to do this and that but modern-day football has changed unbelievably. The speed is totally different.”

Non-league players also, of course, have jobs to go to and are not mollycoddled like some elite footballers.

“There are so many factors why this is a really difficult one to navigate,” said Gav as we approach  the second of four successive away games.  “Realistically we probably need nine points from the four games. Whether we can get them, we’ll see.”

It’s a tough ask but the mood in the camp is strong and is boosted by the loan signing of central midfielder Ollie Turner from Aldershot who started his career at Spurs and has been on loan at Step 2 Eastbourne Borough.

There are still spaces on the coach and tickets for that are available below

Saturday is Non-League day, and in celebration of that Margate are offering half price entry for the game.  Tickets already purchased at full price will be half refunded to ensure you can still get the offer!