Despite the league table, the players must continue to believe in themselves that the results will come our way, says Greenwich Borough boss Luke Medley

Friday 09th November 2018

GREENWICH BOROUGH manager Luke Medley says his young side will start picking up points in the league.

Greenwich Borough are sitting in the bottom two in the Bostik South East Division table, with two league wins from their 10 league outings.

Tomorrow, they lock horns with Bishop’s Stortford in the Second Qualifying Round of The Buildbase FA Trophy and they are in the top eight in the Bostik Premier Division table, having collected 22 points from their 15 league games.

“We are very excited about the game tomorrow against Bishop’s Stortford,” said Medley.

“They’re in the league above and what a great opportunity for my young side to see what they can do against higher opposition.

“Our last game in The FA Trophy had everything in it.  We ran out 4-2 winners away to Mildenhall Town, but we were down to 10 men after 25 minutes, had a 2-0 lead, missed a penalty at 2-1 up, then it went into extra-time at 2-2 and then we scored two goals without conceding again.

“The boys were tremendous in that game and showed great desire and determination to come away with the win.”

Reflecting on their league position, Medley said: “For me, the league position doesn’t marry up with many of our performances, but tables don’t lie.

“Many games we have dominated position but lacked the cutting edge in the final third but to be a top team you have to put the ball in the back of the net!

“This is many of our players first taste of first team football and they are maturing game-by-game.

“Every single player has my trust, no matter how young they are and they have the opportunity to show what they can do at this level.

“Despite the league table, the players must continue to believe in themselves that the results will come our way, with how I want my players to play and the style we play in.

“Sometimes the mindset is if we’re going to concede  one, we score two, concede two, we score three and so on.

“The players have been magnificent so far this season and I’m looking forward to seeing what they can achieve as a team and as individuals.”

If the game doesn’t end in a draw, Greenwich Borough will welcome Ashford United to Middle Park Avenue next Tuesday night.

It will be the first time that former Borough boss Gary Alexander has returned to his old club with his current side.

The Nuts & Bolts travel to East Grinstead Town tomorrow sitting in fourteenth-place in the table with 11 points from 10 games.

“I’m sure Gary will be excited to return to his former club. It will be a very tough game for us but I’m also looking forward to the challenge ahead,” added Medley.

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Greenwich Borough  v Bishop’s Stortford
The Buildbase FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
Saturday 10 November 2018
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Middle Park Avenue, Eltham, London SE9 5HP