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Ray Turner delighted with response from Faversham Town players

By Alex Hoad

Ray Turner

Faversham manager Ray Turner got just the response he was hoping for from his players in Tuesday’s 3-2 home win over Ramsgate.

Turner was unhappy with his side’s display after Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Worthing but he had no complaints after goals from Justin Ascheri, Nicky Humphrey and Adrian Stone ended the Lilywhites’ run of three successive defeats – without scoring a goal – in Ryman League, Division 1 South.

Turner said: "I wasn’t happy on Saturday. Worthing looked like a team who were playing for something and we looked like a team who were ready to pack up for the summer but I wasn’t having that because I think we can still climb a couple of places in the table.

"We’ve got a tough game this weekend (against Whitehawk) but after that, we’ve got a chance of going on a run and I want to finish the season on a high.

"So I asked the players to give me a response on Tuesday and they did that in the best way they could by winning – and scoring three goals as well."

The victory will also give his players a timely confidence boost ahead of Saturday’s home game with title-chasing Whitehawk, while having James Peacock back in central midfield will also help their chances, especially as Sam Robinson is again suspended.

Peacock missed the Worthing game because of a one-match ban and Turner said: "It was important that James played 90 minutes on Tuesday because he added a bit of strength in the central midfield area."

Turner, however, is unsure whether keeper Rob French (back) and striker Danny Hockton (calf) will be able to figure on Saturday.

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