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Herne Bay captain Jack Delo says playing nine games in March should boost the club rather than hamper them

27 February 2014
by Alex Hoad

Jack Delo

Jack Delo

Jack Delo says playing nine games in March should be a boost rather than a bind for Herne Bay.

The Winch’s Field goalkeeper and skipper is looking for Bay to build on their 2-1 win at Walton & Hersham last Saturday, ahead of three Ryman League, Division 1 South games a week for the next fortnight.

The busy schedule begins with the visit of Crawley Down on Saturday, local rivals Whitstable on Tuesday and leaders Peacehaven & Telscombe on Thursday.

Delo said: “All these games are the best thing for us because we want to get a little run going.

"We have won one, now we want to get straight into the next, keep playing and winning. The long break between matches because of the bad weather wasn’t good for us because we lost our match sharpness.”

He admitted he sensed a different attitude among the squad before the Walton game.

He added: “There was a lot more talking, knowing it was a game we had to win, telling each other that it was down to us and nobody else.

“We made hard work of it, on what was a bobbly pitch and it was an ugly win but we created enough chances to have won the game comfortably.”

He believes if Bay can keep this squad together, the future is bright.

He said: “I look around our team and see so much individual potential. We are a young side, put together this season but if Sam (Denly) can keep it together and add one or two, we could do well next season.”



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