The main goal for the rest of this season is simple – win as many games as we can and build a strong squad that can challenge for promotion next season, says Holmesdale joint-boss Andy Constable

Friday 08th March 2019

HOLMESDALE player-joint-manager Andy Constable says he wants his side to go on a run of results to give themselves a chance of winning promotion.

The Bromley based outfit sit in sixth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table, having collected 46 points.  The Dalers are 13 points adrift of leaders Welling Town and six adrift of second-placed side Kennington.

Constable and Keith Levett have jointly taking charge of six games and have won three of them, the latest being a 4-2 win at Greenways last weekend.

“The last game showed we have a lot of fight and determination in this squad to come back from 2-0 down away to a very solid Greenways team, to grab a well-deserved 4-2 victory,” recalled Constable.

“We had to change the shape at half-time and that was one of the key factors in gaining the three points.

“The other big plus from this game was the performance of our keeper Dan Mamas, who was making his first team debut having stepped up from the under 18s.

“At 3-2 up and down to 10 men, Greenways were awarded a penalty, which thankfully led to a fantastic save from Dan. Without that save I doubt we would’ve gone on to win the game.”

Holmesdale welcome eleventh-placed side Snodland Town to Oakley Road tomorrow.

Constable said: “The game tomorrow against Snodland will be a very entertaining game. We lost down there deservedly 2-1, which put a real dent in our promotion ambitions, so we owe them a result!

“The game could’ve ended up 5-5 with both teams creating some very good chances so I expect it to be very open again tomorrow.

“We need to go on a run and see how many points we can get in the last 10 games and then see where that will leave us in the league.

“Personally, I think we might be a little bit off the pace to get one of the promotion spots but in football you never know.

“There is plenty of football left this season for anything to happen. A decent run of results could leave us in a strong position.”

Constable and fellow striker Richmond Kissi are both away for tomorrow’s game against Snodland.

“Other than that, we have a full squad to pick from,” revealed Constable.

“We have a good blend of youth and experience, which I hope will give us a good balance to pick up the three points.

“Snodland though are a much-changed team and Simon Austin and Kane Rice have done a fantastic job getting them up the table.

“They pose so much threat going forward that we have to be very weary of their strengths.

“We had a behind closed doors friendly on Wednesday night that ended in a 2-2 draw with Croydon, which was very pleasing, so we go into this weekend’s game full of confidence.

“We have shown that we can compete with the best in this league with results like we had against Bridon Ropes.

“We just need some more consistency over the last 10 games to really push. The main goal for the rest of this season is simple – win as many games as we can and build a strong squad that can challenge for promotion next season.”

Holmesdale  v  Snodland Town
Southern Counties East Football League First Division
Saturday 9 March 2019
Kick Off 3:00pm
at 68 Oakley Road, Bromley, Kent BR2 8HG