I have heard a lot of good things about Redhill, so I’m anticipating a tough task ahead, says Snodland Town boss Luke Wallond

Friday 18th September 2020

SNODLAND TOWN manager Luke Wallond says he’s looking forward to taking charge of his first FA Vase tie at Redhill tomorrow.

The Potyns outfit are in sixth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table having been held to a 1-1 draw by Lewisham Borough before beating Forest Hill Park 2-1 last Saturday.

“Our last game in the league was a very tough game against Forest Hill, who were very competitive and were a hard side to break down,” said Wallond.

“I feel we had a lot of possession and control of the game without penetrating in the final third.

“It wasn’t until the latter part of the game it hit home and at this point we became more effective closer to goal.

“We had chances in the game and didn’t quite manage to finish them. If we had then it may have been a bit more comfortable.”

Snodland Town make the trip to Redhill tomorrow in The FA Vase First Qualifying Round.

Hosts Redhill sit in the bottom-three in the Combined Counties League Premier Division, having lost 2-0 at home to Raynes Park Vale and they suffered a 4-1 defeat at Abbey Vale last time out.

Redhill play one level higher than Snodland Town, so go into the game as favourites and Wallond expects a tough game.

He said: “Going into tomorrow’s game I have heard a lot of good things about Redhill, so I’m anticipating a tough task ahead. 

“If we play to our capabilities we will go close. We are all looking froward to the Redhill game and the experience of being in The FA Vase. For me, it’s my first time as a manager and for a lot of the players their first time playing in the competition.”

When asked about his league aspirations, the former Staplehurst Monarchs United manager, replied: “We hope for the season we can reach as high in the league as possible and would love to squeeze into the top four for promotion but there are a lot of good sides in the league and we will see what happens as the season goes on.

“On a last note, I’d like to say from all of the management a big thank you to the club for welcoming us and the supporters that attended our first two games of the season and hopefully these numbers can improve, with the lads giving good performances throughout the season.”

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Redhill  v  Snodland Town
The Buildbase FA Vase First Qualifying Round
Saturday 19 September 2020
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Kiln Brow, Three Arch Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 5AE