Herne Bay manager Simon Halsey says anyone who thinks their bubble has burst is gravely mistaken
Boss Simon Halsey is bullish about Herne Bay’s prospects for the
rest of this season after strengthening his squad.
Bay ended a run of four straight defeats in Ryman League
Division 1 South with a draw at rock-bottom Walton Casuals on
Saturday and though they lost 3-0 at home to Faversham on Wednesday
night, Bay aim to return to the top half with a home win
against struggling Eastbourne on Saturday ahead of the Boxing
Day derby at Whitstable.
Halsey (pictured) hailed the impact of midfielder Sam
Bewick, who arrived from Maidstone in time for Saturday’s game, and
also unveiled Gillingham youth striker Aaron Millbank on a month’s
Bay chairman Trevor Kennett said the signings "show our intent
not to settle for a mid-table position, we want to be a successful
club" and Halsey agreed.
He said: "We’re not resting on our laurels and are not panicking
but we needed to bolster-up a bit.
"We want to push on. We settled in well in this division but
have had a dodgy spell lately.
"Every team has one but you don’t become a bad team overnight
and anyone who thinks it has happened to us is gravely
Millbank could start against Eastbourne after his paperwork was
not completed in time for Saturday but Jamie Turner is
Halsey has also put in a seven-day approach for an unnamed
striker playing at a lower level.
Do you think Herne Bay can get back to winning ways this
weekend? Have your say below.
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