Neil Cugley says the combination of hard work and a
change of playing style is beginning to pay-off.
The Folkestone Invicta boss saw his side beat Chipstead 3-2 at
Cheriton Road on Wednesday night to climb back into the Ryman
League Division 1 South top-10.
Player-coach Darren Smith, Josh Burchell and a penalty by Phil
Stevenson were the scorers.
He said: “We are not bad at the moment and have turned
the corner in the last few weeks. We are becoming hard to beat and
any team who does (beat us) will deserve it.
He added: “We have had to change our style because of the
players who left like Darren Marsden and Stuart King. We are
playing with more passion and commitment, closing teams down
quickly and getting around the pitch better.
“Phil has done well at right-back and Nat Blanks
has something about him, who goes out and has a go for me.”
Cugley may well still be of interest to Margate, having spoken
to them at the beginning of last week.
However, reports suggesting he had turned the job down already
proved premature, with the Thanet club appointing Craig Holloway as
Cugley added: “Whatever happens (with Margate), I would always
come back and sit down and talk to the people here because they
have been loyal and good to me.”
Invicta hope to complete a Kent hat-trick against Tooting at
Imperial Fields on Saturday. The South London club have lost
against Faversham and Ramsgate in the past week.