Thursday 15th September 2005

Seager takes one game at a time

Whitstable Town are preparing for a tough seven days, with three games being played at The Belmont, writes Stephen McCartney.

The club are expecting a "thrilling game" when Slade Green are the visitors on Saturday, before player-manager Marc Seager runs the rule over several players in a midweek reserve team league match before Maidstone United visit next weekend.

Slade Green beat Hythe Town 2-1 last weekend, which was their first league win of the season, and although the Small Glen outfit have played one more game, Whitstable bill this game as a "thriller."

Then on Tuesday night, Whitstable Town's reserve side entertain their Ramsgate counterparts, and player-manager Marc Seager told www.whitstabletownfc.co.uk what he is expecting from the week.

He said: "One or two players will need this game with one eye on the Maidstone fixture.

(Former Dartford defender) "Terry Ratchford will play at the weekend for the reserves and will figure against Ramsgate.

"I need to be thinking ahead all the time but my old maxim - one game at a time - still stands.

"The most important game for the club is Slade Green on Saturday."

And a statement on their website asks all Whitstable fans to bring a friend to match the travelling Stones' contingent next Saturday.

"If we all bring a friend to the game we should be able to match Maidstone's fantastic travelling support.  These are always good games, and this will be no exception," it said.

Meanwhile, Slade Green's Kentish Observer League game against Erith Town at the Small Glen, scheduled for next Tuesday, 20th September, has been postponed to allow the Dockers play their delayed London Senior Cup tie against Ruislip Manor.  This game has been rearranged for Tuesday, 11th October.

Whitstable Town v Slade Green
Kentish Observer League
Saturday 17th September 2005
Kick Off 3:00pm
at The Belmont, Belmont Road, Whitstable