The team spirt and togetherness has been unreal with full attendance at all training sessions and has brought the fun back into it for the whole club, says Tunbridge Wells boss Jason Bourne
TUNBRIDGE WELLS manager Jason Bourne says a consistent team has seen an improvement in results over recent weeks.
The Wells are unbeaten in six games and have climbed away from relegation trouble and find themselves in fourteenth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table with 26 points from 20 games.
Chatham Town arrive at Culverden Stadium sitting in fourth-place with 43 points and are four points adrift of leaders Fisher, with a couple of games in hand.
“We welcome Chatham Town to Culverden Stadium that sees two of the form teams in the league go head-to-head and both Chatham and ourselves had nine goals in each in last weekend’s fixtures,” said Bourne.
Tunbridge Wells thrashed struggling Punjab United 6-3 away from home, while James Collins’ men thrashed Erith Town 7-2 at Maidstone Road.
Bourne said: “Chatham, for me, are the favourites to win the league, given the team they assembled in pre-season but given our form I’m sure they will be very cautious coming against us given the amount of goals we have been scoring and some of the football being played over the last 10 games.
“There is genuinely no team in the league I would not back my boys against. We know that there will be a bump in the road but when there is we will get even closer to make sure we fix it.
“Andy Boyle and myself have been fortunate enough to name a mainly unchanged side for the last couple of months and it’s no coincidence that the players are flourishing in this environment.
“The team spirt and togetherness has been unreal with full attendance at all training sessions and has brought the fun back into it for the whole club.
“We are working hard, we’re enjoying being together and when that’s the case it makes life a lot easier.
“We have a clean bill of health coming into the game so I’m sure that everyone in the ground will be in for an entertaining game of football.
“We need the crowd to be loud and proud for 90 minutes to help us take the three points against a top team. I’ve got a feeling numbers wise we will be the best supported fixture at this level this weekend.”
Chatham Town booked their place in the Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals after needing extra-time to beat First Division side Forest Hill Park 4-2 on Tuesday night.
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Tunbridge Wells v Chatham Town
Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division
Saturday 12 January 2019
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Culverden Stadium, Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9SG