The players have stayed loyal once again and a win is imminent as this group of talented boys will come good. I believe in them and so do the club, says Kent Football United boss Ennio Gonnella

Friday 31st August 2018

KENT FOOTBALL United manager Ennio Gonnella says he has every faith in his strikeforce that they can score the goals that wins their first ever FA Vase tie.

The club welcome Steyning Town in the First Qualifying Round tomorrow, sitting second-from-bottom in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table with one point from their opening six games.

Steyning Town, meanwhile, arrive in Dartford sitting in fourth-place in the Southern Combination First Division table with nine points on the board from four league games.

Gonnella wants tomorrow’s FA Vase tie against a club at the same level to kick start their season.

“Well, to be honest it’s clear it hasn’t been a great start,” admitted Gonnella. 

“There are things behind the scenes that have occurred.  Since the miss-understanding while me being in Spain the club is in a good place and my relationship with the chairman is just as close as it was before.

“The players have stayed loyal once again and a win is imminent as this group of talented boys will come good. I believe in them and so do the club.”

Kent Football United have lost their last four games, the last being a 4-2 home defeat to Forest Hill Park, followed by a 3-1 defeat at Rochester United.

Gonnella said: “If anyone had seen our last two games, saying we had chances is being kind, really those games should have been out of sight. However, full respect to Forest Hill, Lee Roots has done a brilliant job there and Rochester were very organised and never gave in at all.

“However, from my point of view Perrie Rose, Tunde Aderunmi, Marcus Cassius and Ijah Corrie-Wilson have continued their hard work on and off the pitch and I have nothing but faith that those front boys will start winning us games along with the rest of the squad.”

Gonnella is looking forward to guiding the club to their first ever FA Vase win.

He said:  “Steyning Town have had a good start to their season and I’m expecting a very tough game.

“It’s nice to be back in this competition. It’s a honour to be involved in the clubs history. This is just another example of the club going in the right direction.”

Gonnella has recently added Kieran Burrell to his squad.

“Kieran is a very talented footballer and he brings an added footballing brain along with hard work and technique. He’s a top player and we are thrilled he’s with us.”

Kent Football United  v  Steyning Town
The Buildbase FA Vase First Qualifying Round
Saturday 1 September 2018
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Glentworth Club, 154 Lowfield Street, Dartford, Kent DA1 1JB