Every time this season when we have had a set-back the boys have responded with a good performance, says Greenwich Borough boss Gary Alexander

Friday 20th January 2017

GREENWICH BOROUGH boss Gary Alexander says he is looking for a positive reaction from his side for tomorrow’s vital clash against Hythe Town.

The Borough welcome Clive Cook’s side in third-place in the Ryman League Division One South table, having bagged 19 wins, two draws and nine defeats. They suffered a 3-1 home defeat to South Park, a side fresh from their 4-1 defeat at Vanarama National League giants Tranmere Rovers in The Buildbase FA Trophy tie at the weekend.

Hythe Town arrive in Eltham in fourth-place in the table, having collected 18 wins, four draws and eight defeats and thrashed Guernsey 8-1 at Reachfields Stadium on Tuesday night.

Greenwich Borough also travel to leaders Tooting & Mitcham United (28 January), before hosting second-placed Dorking Wanderers seven days later as the promotion race hots up.

Tooting & Mitcham United have collected 65 points from 30 games and the four play-off places are currently occupied by Dorking Wanderers (61 points from 29 games); Greenwich Borough (59 points from 30 games); Hythe Town (58 points from 30 games) and Carshalton Athletic (55 points from 31 games).

“We’ve got a big run of games for us now and league table’s don’t lie at this stage of the season,” said Alexander.

“We play three of the top four over the next week or two, which will be a great test for us, starting with Hythe.

“There was a lot of speculation when Alfie May left Hythe but no team is reliant on one person.  Hythe have a whole squad of talented players and staff and their position shows and that we had an entertaining game with them down at their place so hopefully more of the same.

“They’ve had a great result in midweek, ours were not so good, but every time this season when we have had a set-back the boys have responded with a good performance so fingers crossed the game beats the weather.”

Alexander was down at the DGS Marine Stadium this morning and confirmed that the game is subject to a 10:30 pitch inspection on Saturday morning.

The former Millwall ace added: “At the moment the pitch is rock hard and our under 21s had a game postponed last night due to frost but we can only hope.”

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Greenwich Borough  v  Hythe Town
Ryman League Division One South
Saturday 21st January 2017
Kick Off 3:00pm
at DGS Marine Stadium, Middle Park Avenue, Eltham, London SE9 5HP