Wednesday 28th September 2005
Miles reunited with Malin ahead
of home Vase tie
Slade Green boss Phil Miles will be
reunited with co-manager Terry Malin for this Saturday’s FA Vase Second
Qualifying Round tie against Sussex County League outfit East Preston at
The Small Glen, writes Stephen McCartney.
Up until now Miles has been in temporary charge of Green’s reserve
team following the summer resignation of Jeff Ives and Steve Kemp and
during this time he has steered Green’s second string to second place
behind Folkestone in the Division Two table (the two sides meet this
Miles' welcome return to the first team dugout comes as a result of the
recent appointment of Wayne Baldacchino as the new second team boss.
Miles and Malin will be demanding a more disciplined defensive display for
Saturday’s Vase tie following the calamity defending that gifted
Sporting Bengal with a last minute equaliser in last weekend's 2-2 draw.
A furious Malin told the club's website: "We should have had the game
sewn up by then following a hatful of missed chances, but even at 2-1 we
looked in control and unlikely to concede.
"There is no excuse for the goal we let in, the result was a big blow
as a win would have taken us into the top six instead we remain in mid
East Preston arrive at The Small Glen on Saturday currently occupying 13th
place in the Badgers Ale Sussex County League Division One having picked
up two wins from their opening seven games.
They have already tasted success in this season's Vase competition with a
4-1 win over Redhill (currently bottom of the Sussex League) in the first
qualifying round a fortnight ago.
Slade Green v East Preston
FA Vase Second Qualifying Round
Saturday 1st October 2005
Kick Off 3:00pm
at The Small Glen, Moat Lane, Slade Green, Erith