I think Justin Fevrier has changed the fortunes of Lewisham Borough and the way people see the club and that's full credit to him, he's a real grafter, says Owen Price
LEWISHAM BOROUGH player-coach Owen Price says their game at struggling Rochester United tomorrow is a must-win game for both clubs.
Lewisham Borough have slipped into the bottom five in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table, having collected 26 points from their 25 league outings.
Rochester United are second-from-bottom in the table with 18 points from 24 games, the same number of points than basement side Meridian VP, who have a game in hand.
Lewisham Borough suffered a 3-0 defeat at FC Elmstead in their last outing on 23 February.
“We played Elmstead at their place, which was always going to be a tricky game after they just appointed a new manager in Ennio Gonnella, a good friend of mine,” reflected Price, 32, a holding midfielder.
“You always get a new lease of life when a new manager comes in and to be honest that’s exactly what happened.
“We didn’t deserve anything from the game, we wasn’t good enough!”
Rochester United beat Sporting Club Thamesmead 3-0 last time out, which was Gavin Gillies’ first win in eight attempts since taking over at Rede Court Road.
Price said: “But we go into this weekend having had a couple of friendlies to look at a few different things during the week and we’re ready.
“There’s no point dressing it up any other way, it’s a must win for both teams but if the boys perform how we know they can, then we’re confident we’ll get the right result.
“We've struggled to get the same team on the pitch every week for one reason or another. That's probably our biggest problem and again we've got a few injuries so we've had to bring in a few but they're more than capable of picking up three points.
“I think in terms of our aims for the remainder of the season, I'm sure every one says but to finish as high as we can.
“We've already broken so many records at Lewisham Borough in terms of points tallies, goals scored etc so we now want to break another record and give the club their highest ever finish.
“I think Justin Fevrier has changed the fortunes of the club and the way people see the club and that's full credit to him, he's a real grafter.
“We've got a tough run in but we as a management team will do whatever it takes to get this team back to winning ways.”
Rochester United v Lewisham Borough
Southern Counties East Football League First Division
Saturday 9 March 2019
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Rede Court Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent ME2 3TU