Cordice warns his players about Sunday suspensions

Wednesday 05th April 2006

Terry Cordice is hoping there will be strength in numbers after a dramatic upturn in Faversham Town's hopes of lifting the Kent County League title - article courtesy of

Boss Cordice watched the Lilywhites produce their best performance of a wretched four-week period to see off dangerous Bromley Green 2-1 on Saturday.

And there was cause for a double celebration when news of Norton's superb 2-1 win over leaders Lewisham Borough filtered though to the dressing rooms at Salters Lane.

Faversham Town now lie two points behind Lewisham knowing they still have to
play the long-time Premier Division pace-setters from South London before the destiny of the championship is decided.

Cordice and his side are without a game on Saturday and the manager is glad of the break because it will give several players the chance to recover from minor aches and strains.

And all being well, he will then have a small army of players to choose from when Town take on Stansfeld at home on Saturday, 15th April.

He said: "I am very pleased with the performance of all the lads. We were very bad last week against Stansfeld but that today was 100 percent better.

"It is strange that we do not have a game this week but I will take it because there are a few lads who are carrying injuries. This will give them time to put their feet up and heal properly.

"It was great to bounce back and beat Bromley Green, especially when you consider the sort of players that were on the sidelines. I rested Julian Beal and Kris Browning was not involved either.

"Then there was Brad Maguire who just missed out on selection and Stuart Smith who has been injured as well as Rikki Cable who is back from suspension.

"All being well we will have all these boys fit and raring to go when we take on Stansfeld a week on Saturday. That is a massive, massive game for us now - and we really owe them one after such a poor performance up there.

"All I can hope is that the boys look after themselves and don't go out and do something stupid playing Sunday football. That's the only thing I worry about because they do play Sundays some of them."

The weekend results have breathed fresh life into Faversham Town's bid for the title but Cordice is not taking anything for granted.

He said: "We know what we have to do but it is easier said than done. It is going to be very hard with games against Stansfeld and Lewisham at home and Sheerness East and Norton away.

"That's a tough run-in but we are always confident. We said we'd be in contention and that's now the case. I am looking for the boys to show their character.

"I will take some of the responsibility for the defeat at Stansfeld because we went out their with the mindset that we had to match them physically.

"That was wrong because they outplayed us as well as outfighting us but that's done now. We just have to go out there and put it right.

"What we must do against Stansfeld is exactly what we did against Bromley Green. That is matching them physically while playing all the football."