If we play to our maximum potential Bath will be in for a tough game, says Fleet boss Steve Brown

Friday 07th November 2014
EBBSFLEET UNITED manager Steve Brown says he expects a tough game against Bath City tomorrow.

The Fleet are in third-place in the Vanarama Conference South table following their 2-0 win at basement side Staines Town last weekend, courtesy of goals from Anthony Cook and Daryl McMahon.

Brown’s side have bagged 24 points from 14 games so far this season and they are only three points adrift of league leaders Basingstoke Town, who were the side that knocked them out of The FA Cup.

“Last week’s game was a must win for many reasons and I was pleased with how we responded after a shaky start,” said Brown.

“The goal settled us down and I thought from that point onwards we were the better team.

“We started the second half very brightly and the second goal duly came through a penalty conversion.

“The football we played after our second goal was some of the best football I’ve seen since I’ve been here and we should have increased our lead with the chances we created.

“Nevertheless it was about getting the three points which we accomplished and the clean sheet made it a very good day at the office.”

Bath City arrive at Stonebridge Road tomorrow sitting in sixteenth-place in the table.

Brown said: “Bath will provide a stern test for us this weekend and although they had a very bad loss in the Cup, their league form is very good.

“We might have to be patient on Saturday but our home record is very good and we know if we start well and play to our maximum potential Bath will also be in for a tough game.”

Meanwhile, Brown has unveiled the arrival of former AFC Wimbledon, Bromley and Staines Town winger Brendan Kiernan, who turns 22 next week.

He has also been turning out for Lingfield in the Southern Counties East Football League this season where he scored eight goals for the Surrey outfit.

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Ebbsfleet United  v  Bath City
Vanarama Conference South
Saturday 8
th November 2014
Kick Off 3:00pm
At Stonebridge Road, Northfleet, Kent DA11 9GN