From our point of view we're underachieving, admits Seven Acre & Sidcup assistant Steve Arnold

Thursday 19th November 2015

SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP assistant manager Steve Arnold says he is searching for consistency from his side.

The Acre led Orpington 2-0 inside 25 minutes through strikes from Anthony Fenech and Josh Patrick – the pair have now scored 24 goals between them.

But Orpington claimed a point when striker Kieran McMahon, 18, scored his first two goals of the season.

Arnold admitted last night that Lee Hill’s side have failed to eclipse their FA Cup performances against Sevenoaks Town and Sittingbourne earlier on in the season.

Seven Acre & Sidcup have climbed up to eleventh-place in the table after drawing their first league game of the season last night. They have won six and drawn six of their 13 games and are one of seven clubs locked on 19 points.

With leaders Glebe on 37 points from 15 games, Simon Copley’s side are seven points clear of Bearsted, but only 10 points separate third-placed Sutton Athletic and FC Elmstead, in the bottom four.

“On the whole it’s the same bunch of lads we’ve got, we’ve got a few additions, it’s more of an attitude thing and the desire in those games,” said Arnold.

“They had the desire to progress in the FA Cup competition. I think now we just need to make sure as a team and as a unit we stick together and we work hard in training.

“That team hasn’t gone away. It’s just not turning up every week performance wise. It just needs to go back looking after the performances and then the results will look after themselves, I think.

Fourteenth-placed Kent Football United visit Bayliss Avenue on Saturday in the league.

Arnold said: “It’s probably another game if we win that we can go up three or four places, if not a bit more.

“It’s when Saturday comes, it depends what the boys are going to be like attitude wise, whether or not we take our chances on the day really.

“We’ve just got to keep going and keep working hard in training and hopefully we can turn the corner.

“From our point of view, we’re underachieving.”

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Seven Acre & Sidcup  v  Kent Football United
Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League
Saturday 21st November 2015
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Bayliss Avenue, Thamesmead, London SE28 8NJ