My players have been warned about Lydd, says Corinthian boss James Collins

Friday 28th November 2014
CORINTHIAN manager James Collins has warned his players’ against complacency ahead of tomorrow’s tricky trip to Lydd Town.

The two sides meet each other at The Lindsey Field in the Kent Senior Trophy Second Round.

Lydd Town are sitting proudly at the top of the Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League table, having collected 12 wins, 1 draw and two defeats this campaign.

Dave Smith’s side are three points clear of Sheppey United and four points clear of defending champions Hollands & Blair.

Collins has guided Corinthian to the top six in the Southern Counties East Football League table after only fourteen league games in charge at Gay Dawn Farm.

The former Erith Town and Sutton Athletic manager said: “With just over a third of our league games gone, I would have to say that I have got to be delighted with the start that we have made to the season.

“To be sixth with games in hand has certainly exceeded expectations.

“With not one player remaining from the previous season, I couldn’t have hoped that the squad of players would gel so quickly.

“Of course, we still have a lot to learn and nothing has been achieved with not even half of the season gone.

“There are some very good teams in the Southern Counties East Football League and everyone seems to be taking points off each other, but if we can keep on improving week by week, month by month, the potential is there for us to have a very rewarding season.”

Collins knows exactly what to expect in tomorrow’s game down in Lydd.

“Tomorrow’s game against Lydd is going to be extremely tough,” he said.

“I know how good they are and I believe that they and Hollands & Blair would more than hold their own in our league.

“We have a full squad to pick from with only Nathan Palmer unavailable which means four players have not made the squad and will get minutes with our reserves tomorrow.

“The players have been warned about Lydd. Forget them being in the league below, they are top of their division, at home, with nothing to lose.

“We are certainly not taking them lightly.  If the players haven’t listened to what I have told them all week, they will soon find out for themselves when the game starts!”

Lydd Town  v  Corinthian
Kent Senior Trophy Sponsored by Darenth Print & Design Second Round
Saturday 29th November 2014
Kick Off 1:30pm
At The Lindsey Field, Dengemarsh Road, Lydd, Kent TN29 9JH