K Sports boss Kris Browning: I would hope now that it will be easier to keep players at the club with the progress on and off the pitch and we can mount a challenge in the next year
K SPORTS manager Kris Browning takes his side to Bridon Ropes on Saturday full of confidence.
The Aylesford based outfit are unbeaten in seven games and are sitting in the top seven of the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table, with a playing record of seven wins, five draws and a couple of defeats in the league.
“We are in good form at the moment,” said Browning, ahead of their trip to Charlton.
“Having had the last two games at home, the lads are enjoying getting the ball down and playing.
“I have made two new signings this week and they will go straight into our squad and maybe start. We are now starting to attract the players I have always wanted. I counted 27 players who have played for me over the last six years who are now playing in the league above and Ryman League football.
“I would hope now that it will be easier to keep players at the club with the progress on and off the pitch and we can mount a challenge in the next year.”
Mark Murison has guided Bridon Ropes to fifth-place in the table, with a league playing record of eight wins, three draws and four defeats.
“It’s always a tough game against Bridon Ropes,” added Browning.
“Mark always has them organised, so we know we have to be on our game when we go up there, but we will be looking forward to it as the playing surface up there is outstanding and it’s a venue we look forward to playing at.”
K Sports have settled in well at their newly re-built ground at Station Road and Browning is delighted with their local support.
“Our last two games at home have been a dream come true and we have had three figure attendances at both. It helped with Maidstone United being away and some of their fans have popped down to support us, which is great for a small club like ours and great that people are helping supporting their local club.
“We face Snodland at home next Wednesday, which again will be a great derby and should be a good game because they have had a great start to the season.”
The First Division is led by unbeaten side Rusthall (38 points from 16 games), followed by Kent Football United (33 points from 14) and Glebe (32 points from 13).
Browning said: “I feel the teams who are in the top three at the moment will most probably be there at the end of the season, but our aim is to improve on our top six finish of last season. But first things first, we’ve got a tough game on Saturday.”
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Bridon Ropes v K Sports
Southern Counties East Football League First Division
Saturday 19th November 2016
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Meridian Sports & Social Club, Charlton Park Lane, Charlton, London SE7 8QS