Maidstone United boss Jay Saunders hopes to end Ryman League Division 1 South season with win against Bognor Regis Town
Maidstone United manager Jay
Saunders hopes his side can record a win in what could be their
final home game before relocating to the county town.
United’s chances of a top-five
finish in Ryman League Division 1 South were all but ended by a
shock 3-2 defeat at 10-man Walton Casuals last Saturday, which left
the Stones sixth, three points behind Godalming, who have a better
goal difference and a home game against mid-table Eastbourne on
To secure a play-off semi-final
next Tuesday night, Stones need to beat Bognor – still in with a
chance of the title – at Bourne Park this weekend, with Godalming
losing and a minimum three-goal swing.
Saunders (pictured) said:
"It should be a big occasion and a good game, with a big crowd. I
understand Bognor are bringing a few coachloads of fans and it’s
our last ‘home’ game before returning to Maidstone.
"It has been a roller coaster
since the club last played at home so it would be good to finish on
a high, and hopefully we’ll have a lot of fans along to see our
"I don’t want to come off the
pitch having lost ourselves and then find out that Godalming have
lost. That happened last season (when Stones were relegated from
the Premier Division) and it is not a nice feeling."
Graeme Andrews (dead leg) and
Ben Davisson (illness) should return for Maidstone.
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