Scott Porter believes seven games in the next month gives under-performing Hythe Town the perfect platform to get their season back on track.
The double-postponement against Chipstead on Saturday and Burgess Hill on Tuesday, proved frustrating for the Reachfields boss and his players but he said: “There is plenty of banter and bubble among the boys, and we just want to get out and play.”
The Hythe squad were ready to leave for the midweek trip to Sussex, only to get a phone call half an hour before, saying the game had been called-off due to a waterlogged pitch at Leylands Park,
Porter admitted: “They rang our secretary Martin Giles on Monday saying there were puddles on the pitch and he advised them to call in a referee to inspect the pitch on Tuesday morning but I don’t think they did.
He added: “It was a bit frustrating because with several of the boys travelling straight from work, we were unable to fix up any training.”
Hythe’s programme includes home games against Saturday’s opponents Eastbourne Town and two lowly sides, Corinthian Casuals and Three Bridges.
Porter hopes dropping out of the play-off bracket may prove good news, although he admits they have struggled against lesser sides at Reachfields already this season.
He said: “Hopefully it takes a bit of pressure off the boys and we can go out and enjoying playing there.”