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by Alex Hoad
Faversham Town boss Ray Turner is aiming to make Salters Lane a fortress over the coming fortnight as he bids to secure his side’s play-off place in Ryman League, Division 1 South.
Town won only one of their first seven home games but have turned their fortunes around in recent weeks and Turner says their form at Salters Lane is key to keeping them in the chase for the top three.
Town host Corinthian Casuals on Saturday and Burgess Hill on Tuesday with another two games in three days to follow a week later.
Turner (pictured) said: "We’ve not been too bad at home lately. We’ve won three of the last four and we’ll be looking to do the same again in the four games we have in the next 10 days.
"If we can win three then that should maintain our position at the least and might even help us close on that top-three."
Having won 2-1 at Walton Casuals on Saturday, Town missed the chance to move up to third on Tuesday with a controversial 1-0 defeat at Walton & Hersham.
Turner will face a selection dilemma this week as midfielder Wayne Wilson will miss both games, Luke Harvey has a knock, striker Kieran Oliver was limited to a substitute’s role by illness on Tuesday and Darren Marsden begins a suspension against Burgess Hill.
Turner has, however, been boosted by the return to the club of player-coach Danny Hockton after a short spell on the caretaker management team at Margate.
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