We are starting to play some attractive football, says Erith Town boss Ennio Gonnella
The Dockers beat Banstead Athletic 4-1 in The FA Vase First Round last weekend, which sets up a Kent derby against Phoenix Sports at home in the Second Round on 22 November.
Erith Town sit in the bottom three in the Southern Counties East Football League table with three wins, three draws and ten defeats.
Beckenham Town slumped to a 1-0 defeat at neighbours Croydon last weekend and Jason Huntley’s side are in fifth-place.
“We go into tomorrow’s game full of confidence being that we are starting to play some attractive football and fitness levels are raising which has meant we have managed to score 21 goals in seven games,” said Gonnella.
“Certain players like Gerry Gonnella are starting to come back to form from being out for three years with a major injury. He is just one example from the players coming down from a higher level that’s currently in the team.
“Beckenham have a great history. I know them well and I know they are a very good side with some talented players, so I expect nothing less than a very hard game.
“For the neutral, taking the form of both teams in the last seven matches played, it should turn out to be an exciting game to watch.”
With only one win in their last seven games, Beckenham seem to have temporarily lost their way after an encouraging start to the season.
They have suffered with long term injuries to Charlie Helps and Steve McNamara and Adam Wadmore is still unavailable.
Beckenham Town have obtained International Clearance for Ricardo Genevieve, who is available for tomorrow’s game.
Beckenham Town had Frankie Warren, Jamie Marshall and Harry Draper sent-off during their derby day defeat at Croydon last weekend.
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Beckenham Town v Erith Town
Southern Counties East Football League
Saturday 8th November 2014
Kick Off 3:00pm
At Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3JL