Thursday 01st December 2005

Binks' facing selection headache

Chatham Town manager Steve Binks faces a selection headache for Saturday's Southern League Division One East clash with Arlesey Town - all his players are playing well, writes Stephen McCartney.

It has been a very good week for the Maidstone Road outfit, having enhanced their promotion chances with a 3-2 win over Barton Rovers last week.  That was followed with an "excellent performance," as they progressed into the fourth round of the Errea (Southern League) Cup on Tuesday night.

Reflecting on their 4-1 win at Wivenhoe Town, Binks, whose side are fifth in the table, said in an EXCLUSIVE interview with www.kentishfootball.co.uk: "I have a real selection headache picking the side after the excellent performance at Wivenhoe - it was probably one of our best performances on the season."

Binks, however, has been boosted with Andy Larkin, Israel Amadi, Mark Brooks and Jason Long all being in contention at Maidstone Road on Saturday, against ninth placed Arlesey Town.

But Steve Searle is still one week away and should start training next week.  Rob Denness, however, has had a touch of 'flu and Byron Walker picked up a knock and their fitness will be assessed in tonight's (Thursday) training session.

The Chats stalwart, however, was delighted with Luke Harvey, who took 33 minutes to score on his debut at Wivenhoe.

He said: "He had a fantastic game forming an immediate understanding with Rob Denness.

"He scored a cracking first goal and linked up well with Rob and Brendon Cass for the second and third goals."

Chatham Town v Arlesey Town
Southern League Division One East
Saturday 3rd December 2005
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Maidstone Road, Chatham