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Ebbsfleet United boss Steve Brown keen for his side to redress the balance in their second Skrill South meeting with Bishop's Stortford

16 January 2014
by Steve Tervet

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

There is unfinished business for Ebbsfleet to attend to when they entertain promotion rivals Bishop’s Stortford this Saturday.

Fleet boss Steve Brown described his side’s 3-2 defeat in the reverse fixture in October as their worst display of the season. Stortford opened up a 3-0 lead that night before the visitors pulled back two goals in stoppage time.

Brown admitted: "We were outplayed. The players know that. If you look around the dressing room, we’re an honest bunch and they know the scoreline flattered us that night in terms of the two late goals.

"I have to say that was probably our worst performance of the season up at Bishop’s Stortford. It would be nice to redress the balance there, it would be nice to show them what we’re capable of."

Righting that wrong is just one motivating factor for Ebbsfleet, who sit third in Skrill South and would put six points between themselves and fifth-placed Stortford with a win.

Brown said: "It's important to increase that gap. The more you can hang in there, the more you can distance yourself from the guys below, the better it is for you as a football club.

"I’m keen to make sure that we become difficult to beat again. In the run we had (nine straight wins before Christmas), we were difficult to beat. I hope that continues."

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