Whitstable Town assistant manager Brendon Cass: We need to get on a run of good form now and kick on

Thursday 28th December 2017

WHITSTABLE TOWN assistant manager Brendon Cass says his side must go on a good run of form to keep their promotion bid on track.

The Oystermen claimed a vital victory as James Morrish’s winner six minutes from time defeated second-placed Crowborough Athletic last Saturday.

WINNER: James Morrish (red, left) scores his second goal of the season to help beat Crowborough Athletic.
Photo: Whitstable Town FC

Sevenoaks Town remain at the summit of the Southern Counties East Football league Premier Division table with 41 points from 16 games, followed by Crowborough Athletic with 36 points from 18 games.

Beckenham Town are third on 36 points from 18 games, followed by Scott Porter’s Whitstable Town side with 34 points from 17 games.

“Getting three points at home to Crowborough last Saturday was important,” said Cass, who went down in history by scoring the first ever goal at Dartford’s Princes Park stadium, when he scored after 10 minutes and 27 seconds into their 4-2 win over Horsham YMCA on 11 November 2006.

“It meant that we bounced back from the week before losing to Cray Valley and we could enjoy Christmas a little better.

“I know Crowborough were missing a couple of key players and picked up a couple of injuries in the game but we certainly deserved the three points.

“They never really troubled us and the only part of the game we are a little disappointed with at the moment is in the final third.  We need to be more ruthless and kill teams off and the service going into the forwards needs to be better.

“But overall we are in a position where we wanted to be at Christmas in and around the top teams.”

Whitstable Town make the trip to Sheppey United on Saturday.  Ernie Batten’s side are underachieving in tenth-place in the table with 28 points from 17 games.

The Ites were held to a 1-1 draw away to third-from-bottom side Tunbridge Wells in their last outing.

Cass said: “We play at Sheppey on Saturday, which will be another big test for us.

“But any side going on a good run now will be in with a chance come the end of the season.  That includes Sheppey, who are a good side with a great set-up and fan base and it will be hard for us at the weekend.

“But I’m sure it will be a good game. We need to get on a run of good form now and kick on from last Saturday.  Hopefully our boys have looked after themselves this week and we will be ready and well prepared.”

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Sheppey United  v  Whitstable Town
Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division
Saturday 30 December 2017
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Holm Park, Queenborough Road, Halfway, Sheerness, Kent ME12 3DB