After last Saturday I went away and beat myself up about what we could have done to avoid defeat and conceding five goals but one of the things I have realised is that sometimes results like that happen in football. Last season, Hythe lost 8-0 to Folkestone and Hythe are usually good defensively so although its not ideal that we have conceded seven goals in our first two games I am sure things can only get better.
I have watched the Walton and Hersham game back on video and we should have been out of sight but unfortunately we did not take our chances. Sometimes if you have made a mistake in a game then that makes you more weary going into the next match but although we should have been more comfortable in the game against Whitstable at least we didn’t roll over.
Whitstable is a tough place to go and I am sure they will get a lot of positive results this year so it was good that we got a win. Since that game we have spoken to the lads and worked on things in training so hopefully that will stand us in good stead.
It is important that we turn up and perform against Colliers Wood United and don’t take anything for granted. Unfortunately Sam Bewick will miss the next four games after being sent off in pre-season and Ian Draycott wont be involved but should return to full training next week.
Some other bad news is that Alex Flisher might be out for 4 – 6 weeks with an ankle injury. He initially picked up the injury against Ebbsfleet but didn’t think it was too bad and then unfortunately when he woke up last Sunday it had swelled up. He had been happy to try and risk it against Whitstable but I didn’t want to do that and subsequently it has got worse and now it is painful.
With Alex and Sam both missing, Kaiyne Woolery will get another chance to show he is more than capable of playing at this level and although Gavin Greenfield is away, Steve Ward might be available for the Worthing game on Monday provided that neither side gets held to a draw in their FA Cup ties this weekend.