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Faversham Town manager Ray Turner wants winning home run to keep Lilywhites in contention

Faversham Town boss Ray Turnerby Andrew Gidley

Ray Turner believes Faversham Town’s home form this month will be vital to their hopes of staying among the chasing pack at the top of the Ryman League, Division 1 South table.

Darren Marsden’s classy finish, a superb save by goalkeeper Simon Overland, and another impressive display by teenager Kieran Oliver were the inspiration behind the Lilywhites’ 3-2 win over Hythe at the Shepherd Neame Stadium on New Year’s Day.

Turner's side are a points behind third-placed Hythe and the Lilywhites boss said: "We have got four more games here in January and it’s important we pick up points.

"If we do that and begin to match our good away form, we will be in with a shout of staying where we want to be."

Defender Aiden Sherlock suffered a groin injury in the warm-up that makes him doubtful for the visit of Folkestone Invicta on Saturday.

Luke Harvey’s illness, together with the suspensions of James Peacock and Dave Botterill, means that numbers will be stretched but midfielder Wayne Wilson is due back.

Turner added: "Kieran has given me a nice problem because although I have got senior players available, he is forcing his way into the side."

Do you think Town can continue their fine form against Invicta? Have your say below.

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