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Chatham face a daunting task as they host runaway leaders Maldon at Maidstone Road.
But director of football Steve Binks (pictured) is backing Chatham to be the team to end Maldon’s unbeaten start to the season in Saturday's game.
Maldon lead Ryman League Division 1 North by 10 points and have won all but two of their league games, triumphing 6-1 in their last outing.
However, Chatham held second-placed Heybridge to a draw in their last match – a fortnight ago – and Binks feels the side should be confident of success.
He said: "They are on fire at the moment and unbeaten but over the years – and I hope I’m not putting the mockers on it – we’ve often come good against top sides.
"I remember when Dover went through the season beating everyone but we beat them twice. It would be just like us to get a result.
"We’ve drawn away three times this season to teams inside the top three and so football-wise we have proved we are a match."
Chatham were without a game last weekend as their fixture at Ware was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.
The break would have given several players the chance to recover from knocks, including Brad Potter, Rodrique N’Diane, Miles Cornwell and George Lowes.
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