My aim in the New Year would be to stabilise the clubs league position and catch a few of the teams above us whilst helping our young squad to develop as footballers and as people, says Greenwich Borough boss Huseyin Torgut
GREENWICH BOROUGH interim manager Huseyin Torgut says he is looking to build upon their recent run of good form.
The physio turned manager has turned around the fortunes at Middle Park Avenue, having started with a 4-1 home defeat to Haywards Heath Town, before beating East Grinstead Town 3-1, before pulling off a shock 2-1 midweek down at Hythe Town. That great result was followed up with a 2-2 draw at home to Three Bridges last weekend.
“Our last game was possibly the worst conditions I have come across in all my time,” admitted Torgut.
“The pitch deteriorated severely and didn’t allow for any football to be played, rather more who played the conditions best. We did first half and Three Bridges did the second.
“At 2-0 I would have hoped to see the game out but we made a couple of errors and Three Bridges capitalised unfortunately for us.”
Torgut takes his side to Crayford tomorrow to play Keith McMahon’s VCD Athletic, who have slipped down the Bostik South East Division table to ninth with 22 points from 15 games.
Greenwich Borough have collected 16 points from their 17 league outings and have Faversham Town (16 points from 16 games) and Herne Bay (eight points from 16 games) below them in the table.
“Our game against VCD is the last before Christmas and is due to be very tough as every game is against a Keith McMahon team,” said Torgut.
“We are in good form and home to build on being unbeaten in three games. VCD will also be confident, I’m sure.”
Third-from-bottom side Greenwich Borough will then be in action when they travel to Whyteleafe on Saturday 5 January.
“It gives us a window of opportunity get fitter and stronger and work on a few things whilst being well rested. I wouldn’t turn down a warm winter training camp after last week that’s for sure.
“Sitting 17th in the league is doing us no favours. The league table doesn’t often lie and we are still recovering from a bad start. I still maintain that it doesn’t matter too much until well into the new year. Hythe Town were a great example of this last season.
“There’s not many points between us and the teams above us and that’s our immediate aim, to keep collecting points whilst improving in performances.
“My aim in the New Year would be to stabilise the clubs league position and catch a few of the teams above us whilst helping our young squad to develop as footballers and as people. We can re-evaluate and reset our goals should we achieve them early.”
Greenwich Borough are only 12 points adrift of the play-offs.
VCD Athletic v Greenwich Borough
Bostik South East Division
Saturday 22 December 2018
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Oakwood, Old Road, Crayford, Kent DA1 4DN