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Faversham boss Ray Turner targets a push up the Bostik South table

By Steve Tervet
Ray Turner is plotting Faversham’s climb up the Bostik South table after they recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
 
Lilywhites came from behind to beat VCD 3-1 at Salters Lane on Saturday having won 1-0 at Phoenix four days earlier.
 
They’ve put daylight between themselves and the division’s basement boys and now Turner insists the only way is up.
 
Ray Turner Picture Gary Browne

Ray Turner Picture: Gary Browne

 
He said: “We’re not quite there yet but two good wins and I think we can start looking forward to climbing the table again.
 
“It was very important to follow up Tuesday’s win, particularly with no game for a couple of weeks and other sides still playing.
 
“As much as we’ve put six points on the board, the sides below us could start catching up again but I’m very much thinking about catching teams above us rather than looking behind us.
 
“I’ve seen many teams turn their seasons around early on and I’ve got no doubt we can start pushing forward. I think we’ll be a threat for teams in the coming months.
 
“I knew we could sort problems out but they take a bit of time. Hopefully now we’re on the up.”
 
Faversham don’t play on Saturday because they’re out of the FA Trophy but time on the training field will benefit Turner and his squad.
 
He said: “It’s been a difficult time and with the amount of changes we’ve gone through, it almost feels like we’ve done a season already.
 
“That feeling of stabilising things and seeing the team come together, as much as it does hurt when you’re on that losing run, you start enjoying the challenge again.
 
“There’s part of it you start looking forward to and I’m looking forward to seeing the side develop over the next couple of months.
 
“I’ve been tinkering with the formation. Managers at our level, as much as it’s nice to have an ideology about how you want to play, you’ve got to get the best out of the group you’ve got.
 
“That’s my job and right now we’re playing a system that suits us.
 
“We are playing differently to what I had planned at the beginning of the season but you have to be adaptable. You’ve got to work out a way that gets the best out of your players.
 
“You don’t get a chance to do many training sessions in the league we play in, so plenty of work, and we look forward to the Horsham game (on November 4).”

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