All credit to the players’, they are all training hard and buying into the coaching and I feel that is why we have been successful recently, says Punjab United coach Danny Barham

Thursday 25th January 2018

PUNJAB UNITED head coach Danny Barham praised his players’ for their hard graft on the training pitch as they look to close the gap on the league leaders on Saturday.

The Gravesend based outfit are enjoying a great debut campaign in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division and host Lydd Town on Saturday, having won three games on the bounce.

After losing 4-2 at Erith & Belvedere, Punjab have comfortably beaten Stansfeld 5-1, Lewisham Borough 5-0 and beat Bridon Ropes 3-0 last weekend.

K Sports lead the table with 56 points from 23 games and Kris Browning’s side are without a game at the weekend so a win for Punjab at the weekend will close the gap to one point with 13 games left to play.

“We fully respect Lydd as they were combative when we played them at their place so we know we’ll be in for a tough game,” said Barham, who is an Academy performance analyst at Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

“However, our players’ are in good form scoring a lot and not conceding many, so we are looking forward to Satu5rday as it should be a good game.

“All credit to the players’, they are all training hard and buying into the coaching and I feel that is why we have been successful recently.

“In particular in our last outing against a tough Bridon Ropes team, we were effective in both boxes, taking our chances and defending well and we can’t ask much more from the players’ than that.”

Punjab United  v  Lydd Town
Southern Counties East Football League First Division
Saturday 27 January 2018
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Elite Venue, Dunkirk Close, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5ND






GREENWICH BOROUGH v HASTINGS UNITED
Bostik South Division
Saturday 21 April 2018
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Middle Park Avenue, Eltham, London SE9 5HP



PHOENIX SPORTS v EAST GRINSTEAD TOWN
Bostik South Division
Saturday 28 April 2018
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Mayplace Road East, Barnehurst DA7 6JT


THAMESMEAD TOWN v SOUTH PARK
Bostik South Division
Saturday 28 April 2018
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Princes Park Stadium, Dartford, DA1 1RT

GLEBE v CANTERBURY CITY
Southern Counties East Premier
Saturday 28 April 2018
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Foxbury Avenue, Chislehurst BR7 6SD