Your location is set to Dartford
Published: 10:06, 06 December 2012 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
by Alex Hoad
Herne Bay boss Simon Halsey has backed his mis-firing side to rediscover the goal trail and end the worst run of form in his time in charge of the club.
Halsey (pictured) replaced Barry Morgan in the Winch’s Field hot seat in November 2009 and steered Bay to runners-up spot in his first campaign and missed out on the Kent League crown to Hythe on goal difference in 2010/11 before storming to the title and promotion themselves last season.
Halsey’s reign has been almost entirely plain sailing but Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat against Leatherhead was their third straight in Ryman League, Division 1 South – a run which has seen them score just once – and fifth in six games overall.
The Bay boss said: "I’ve never lost two in a row here, let alone three.
"We have had three tough away games but I wanted to end the run on Tuesday but it wasn’t to be. We played all right but we didn’t create much.
"Our problem is in the final third, really. We are doing OK defensively and in midfield, our build-up play is OK and we are getting the crosses in but we are not doing enough to score goals.
"We need to sharpen up in and around the box.
"We’ll do some extra shooting practice in training and work hard on the final third in training and try to get back to what we’re good at."
He added: "It’s not the players, they have done it plenty of times before, we just need to get them firing.
"Once Byron Walker gets a goal, I’m sure he will be flying again and the same for the other lads."
Bay host sixth-bottom Merstham on Saturday.
Do you think Bay can get back on track this weekend? Have your say below.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.