Our aim is still promotion and mounting a serious title challenge, says Lydd Town's interim manager Liam Smith

Friday 29th January 2016

LYDD TOWN’s interim manager Liam Smith says the club’s aim is still promotion and mounting a serious title challenge.

The club are sitting in eighth-place in the Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League table, having collected 11 wins, one draw and six defeats.

The Lydders travel to Thamesmead tomorrow to tackle sixth-placed Seven Acre & Sidcup sitting 15 points adrift of league leaders Bearsted, but with three games in hand.

Liam Smith is in charge of team affairs because his dad Dave Smith will be serving the third game of his sixth match touchline ban.

“Tomorrow we travel to Seven Acre and we’re under no illusions that this will be a difficult task but one we relish,” said Liam Smith.

“We have been playing some really good stuff as of late but we haven’t been taking our chances and we need to start doing so or face the consequences.

“We still have a young, hungry squad who all want to climb the table, maybe we’re trying too hard and need to relax more and the goals will start flowing.

“Our aim is still promotion and mounting a serious title challenge.  There’s still plenty of points up for grabs to do so.  People still see us as what we are a strong, physical side – a sleeping lion really.”

Seven Acre & Sidcup have collected three more points than tomorrow’s visitors and Lee Hill wants to make it four wins on the bounce.

“We’re in for another tough game against Lydd as they always are,” warned Hill.

“It will be the first time we have played them this season and I know they will be up for the game.

“We just need to concentrate at all times, especially from corners and free-kicks.

“We are playing ok at the moment. Our squad is as strong as it’s been all season and we are looking forward to the challenge tomorrow.

“We have some really difficult games coming up but if we can finish in the top eight it will be a ok season, especially after our bad start to the league campaign.”

The Acre have a prolific front line as Josh Patrick has scored 23 goals this season while Anthony Fenech has bagged 22.

Visit Seven Acre & Sidcup’s website:  www.pitchero.com/clubs/sevenacresidcup

Visit Lydd Town’s website: www.lyddtownfc.co.uk  

Seven Acre & Sidcup  v  Lydd Town
Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League
Saturday 30th January 2016
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Bayliss Avenue, Thamesmead, London SE28 8NJ

Article published: 20:20 – Friday 29th January 2016