We are suffering at the minute with our consistency with good performance followed by bad, says Crockenhill manager Liam Kelly

Friday 18th September 2015

CROCKENHILL boss Liam Kelly says he is searching for consistency from his players ahead of tomorrow’s trip to play Phoenix Sports Reserves.


The Crocks are enjoying a decent start to their Kent Invicta League campaign and go into the game sitting in the top eight with three wins, two draws and two defeats this season.

“Crockenhill are very much looking forward to tomorrow’s game at Phoenix Sports Reserves,” said Kelly.

“It’s such a fantastic ground to come to and I personally haven’t taken a team to Phoenix at Mayplace Road since before the pitch was turned. We won 4-0 last time so I’m hoping for something similar.

“We are expecting a very difficult game tomorrow, but we tend to do better in those ones.

“We don't take anything for granted when playing stronger teams and the hunger is more evident.”

The Crocks manager expects Phoenix Sports to punish some players who suffered a 5-0 defeat away to Cray Wanderers in the Ryman League Division One North in midweek.

“I'm also expecting to feel the backlash of their first team’s untypical heavy defeat to Cray Wanderers on Tuesday night with maybe one or two players dropped being a possibility,” he said.

“We trained on Wednesday evening in the sports hall in Swanley despite the rain outside and had a really good atmosphere a bit like the week before our recent Glebe game. 

“We are suffering at the minute with our consistency with good performance followed by bad so our aim is to get back to the better performance after our lacklustre showing on Saturday against Rusthall.

“The players are aware that a higher level of performance is expected of them so I'm hoping they don't let themselves down.” 

While Phoenix Sports are sitting in fourteenth-place in their inaugural Ryman League campaign, their reserves lie in the bottom six going into the Crockenhill game, with a couple of wins from their eight league outings.

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Phoenix Sports Res  v  Crockenhill
Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League
Saturday 19th September 2015
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Mayplace Road East, Barnehurst, Kent DA7 6JT