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Faversham Town manager Ray Turner targets win over Eastbourne to keep Ryman League Division 1 South promotion chase going

13 March 2014
by Alex Hoad

Ray Turner

Ray Turner

Eastbourne Town may be rock bottom in the Ryman League, Division 1 South but Faversham Town will underestimate them at their peril when the sides meet on Saturday.

Eastbourne will arrive in town having lost five of their past six league games  – the other ended in a draw – but Faversham boss Ray Turner knows that run of form will count for nothing.

Turner feels his side, who went back to sixth after a superb 3-1 win at Leatherhead on Wednesday night, must be switched on from the start – otherwise it could come back to haunt them.

He said: “It’s one of those games we are expected to win. But to be honest, we are on a hiding to nothing.”

When the sides met at Eastbourne in November, Faversham won 6-3.

Turner said he remembers it well. He said: “It was a crazy game – there is no doubt about. Just look at the score.

“I just don’t know what sort of side they will bring here as I have lost count of the number of managers and players that have been there this season. It will be interesting to see who turns up.”

As for his own line-up, Turner said he would have to wait and see how everyone feels after the Leatherhead game.

He said illness and work commitments had left his side a bit “light” for that game but he was hoping to have a squad of 16 for Saturday.

One player who won’t feature is young striker Jack Harris as his loan spell from Maidstone is over. Turner has said he won’t be bringing any more players in.

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