Town Braced For Blues Challenge  

Gavin Macpherson has urged the crowd to get behind us in our latest derby against Wingate and Finchley tomorrow (kickoff 3pm) and fully accepts they should expect a far better performance than Tuesday night’s goalless draw with Kingstonian.

Weather permitting, it’s fourth against fifth with both sides needing the points to cement playoff places, making for a potential mount-watering fixture with the prospect of us leapfrogging our opponents.

Only two points separate us from the Blues, both after 30 games with 12 remaining, with the likes of Horsham and Hastings breathing down our necks.

With no local afternoon Premier League fixtures to worry about,  the Dave Bryant stadium will be very much the place to be on what has been designated “bobble hat and scarf” day, making for a colourful occasion.

Our visitors are unbeaten in their last four league games including a 4-2 win over high-flying Chatham.

“They’ve got some good players and with competition for places, we are expecting a really tough game,” said Gavin.

“They do both sides of the game very well so we will need to be so much better than Tuesday. I’m well aware that the energy coming from the terraces is often a product of what’s happening on the pitch.

“We’ve got to give the supporters something to get excited about. They understand that the application against teams like Carshalton was excellent but against K’s it fell short. One thing I’m sure of, our support can make the difference.”