If I’m honest, I’m not sure many people would have expected us to be first and second at this stage of the season, admits Folkestone Invicta boss Neil Cugley
FOLKESTONE INVICTA manager Neil Cugley says he’s looking forward to their top-of-the-table clash with Horsham tomorrow.
Cugley’s men returned to the top of the Isthmian League Premier Division table after a 1-1 home draw against Kingstonian on Tuesday night.
Invicta are a point clear of Horsham going into tomorrow’s Cheriton Road clash, which kicks off at 15:00.
“I’m looking forward to what is a real top-of-the-table game,” Cugley told www.folkestoneinvictafc.co.uk.
“It’s the sort of game that everyone looks forward to whether you are the manager, player or supporter.
“If I’m honest, I’m not sure many people would have expected us to be first and second at this stage of the season, but credit, not only to Horsham, who have done well since winning promotion, but also to our players who have reached the top spot.
“With two well run clubs meeting, I expect a good game.”
Folkestone Invicta will be without the suspended Scott Heard for the game.
“Obviously having Heardy missing will be a blow but we knew he would be missing after he got sent-off at Lewes last week and we’ll look at the options available,” added Cugley.
“Hopefully the supporters will all get behind us on Saturday as we try to extend our lead at the top.”
Folkestone Invicta sit at the top of the table with 38 points from their 18 league games, with the Hornets a point behind them.
Meanwhile, striker Ian Draycott has extended his loan spell with Chatham Town to another month, while Stephen Smith has gone out on loan to East Grinstead Town.
Chatham Town are in second-place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table, while East Grinstead Town are at the foot of the Isthmian League South East Division table.
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