Rocks Stand In Town’s Way

Following last Saturday’s draw at Margate and the postponed fixture at Whitehawk in midweek, Town face another long away trip tomorrow as we visit Bognor Regis Town, weather once again permitting.

With just a month to go before the end of the regular season, a top-5 playoff place is very much in our own hands though to gain a home semifinal draw we will need to finish second or third, the latter being more realistic barring a late Chatham slip-up.

With Horsham and Wingate also battling for that home draw and the likes of Dulwich, Carshalton, Billericay and Hastings tucked in just behind and pushing for a playoff spot, every one of the seven remaining games are cup finals, every point vital given how tight things are.

 Even 10th-placed Bognor are still in it and are unlikely to give an inch judging by their comeback against Wingate in midweek.

To be where we are at this stage of the season represents a massive achievement by the players and management team alike when you consider the resources at some of the chasing pack.

The key now is to keep the momentum of our eight-game unbeaten league run going, not just at Bognor but 48 hours later with the tasty Easter Monday derby at home to Cheshunt.

“We’ve got plenty to think about with a longer injury list than we’ve seen all season but the boys are in good spirits and trained well last night,” said Gavin Macpherson.

“The bank holiday weekend will be a massive test of our resolve and it starts against a very good Bognor side. 

“We have two very different but difficult tests, as a management team we’ve been working hard to plan and prepare, we’re unbeaten in a few games so the lads are really upbeat.”