Rusthall joint-boss Steve Ashmore: We as a squad aren’t thinking too much about the Glebe game just yet as we have to make sure we just concentrate and focus on tomorrow’s game at Lewisham
RUSTHALL joint-manager Steve Ashmore says his side are fully focused on Saturday’s trip to Lewisham Borough – and not their biggest game in their history next Wednesday against Glebe.
Rusthall remain at the top of the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table with 67 points from their 28 league games.
Ashmore was in Charlton on Wednesday night to see second-placed Glebe being held to a goal-less draw by Bridon Ropes, which gives his side a four point lead at the top, although Glebe have three games in hand over them.
Rusthall won their 20th league game of the season after thrashing Sporting Club Thamesmead 6-0 at Jockey Farm last Saturday.
“Our last game was another important three points as we knew how dangerous they could be with some big results recently,” said Ashmore, who jointly runs the side with Steve Sands.
“We felt that we controlled the game from start to finish, by dictating the game our way and really imposing ourselves on them in the final third.
“In saying that though, we still had to be switched on and make sure we were doing the right things.
“The pleasing points were that we kept a clean sheet after having to make a couple of changes in our defence, the fact we scored six goals and that we were able to give some minutes to players that needed it.”
Lewisham Borough are at the foot of the table with three wins and three draws from their 27 games and it’s bottom-versus-top at the Ladywell Arena.
“We know we will have to be at our best to beat them,” added Ashmore.
“Lewisham have picked up recently and have had some good results so we aren’t going to go there and take them lightly. We are really going to have to show up and make sure we perform.”
A crowd of over 200 is expected for Rusthall’s biggest game in their history – when they host Glebe in a top-of-the-table clash at Jockey Farm next Wednesday night (19:45).
“We as a squad aren’t thinking too much about the Glebe game just yet as we have to make sure we just concentrate and focus on tomorrow’s game at Lewisham as that is our priority at the moment,” insisted Ashmore.
“I do know though that the club are very much looking forward to next Wednesday’s game as it’s going to be a big occasion and one of those games everyone at the club wants to be involved in.
“We are hoping for a big crowd down at Jockey Farm to get behind the boys.”
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Lewisham Borough v Rusthall
Southern Counties East Football League First Division
Saturday 4th March 2017
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Ladywell Arena, Silvermere Road, Catford, London SE6 4QX