Friday 02nd September 2005

Kinnear searches for firepower

Margate travel to Sussex for their third away trip of the campaign when they visit Worthing tomorrow. Due to international matches the same day, this game will kick-off at 1pm, writes Steve Wells.

So for Margate so far this season, it’s a case of defensively sound, but lacking up front. A return of two goals conceded has please manager Chris Kinnear, but he has clearly signalled his intent to bring reinforcements – particularly in attack.

Kinnear told www.margate-fc.com :  “Defensively we look as good as anybody in this league. It’s just a matter now of finishing and scoring.

"If we can get another couple of players up front to support Leon, we can hopefully score a few goals, because that’s all that is missing from our game.

Leon Braithwaite – unavailable for the Redbridge game due to work commitments - should be back to face Worthing. Darren Watson could be the man to make-way for Braithwaite in the starting eleven. Pat Gradley who is returning from injury, might have to make do with a place on the bench.

After a mid-table finish last season, the Rebels have started the new season brightly. Two wins, a draw and one defeat represent the story of Worthing’s season to date. Most pleasing so far for the Sussex side was their 2-0 defeat of Braintree. Last season, the rebels suffered a pair of 3-0 reverses to the Iron.

One for the Gate defence to watch closely is Stafford Browne. The Worthing hit-man has so far scored four times in the season.

Worthing v Margate
Ryman League Premier Division
Saturday 3rd September 2005
Kick Off 1:00pm
at Woodside Park, Woodside Road, Worthing