Faversham Town manager Ray Turner wishes his players had the chance to put defeat behind them
Faversham Town have a day off this
Saturday but manager Ray Turner says his players would much rather
be in action.
The reason is that Turner and Co would like the chance to get
Saturday’s 4-0 home defeat by Maidstone out of their system as
quickly as possible but the Lilywhites’ next match isn’t until a
week on Saturday when they meet Merstham United in a league
Turner said: "We trained on Tuesday
night and the feeling among the players was that they would prefer
to be playing on Saturday because they know they under-performed
"We’ve had a discussion about it
but this isn’t the time to be really upset with the players because
they’ve done well recently. I just think the game and the big crowd
got to them."
A crowd of 615 packed into Salters
Lane, including a substantial contingent of Stones’ supporters, who
saw the Ryman League, Division 1 South leaders end Faversham’s
eight-match unbeaten run in style.
Turner admitted: "Although I think
we were too predictable and could have done more to prevent their
goals, we were beaten by the better team. We’ve just got to take it
on the chin and move on.
"But it’s a bit of strange period
really because, after having eight matches in October, we have only
got four this month and only time will tell whether it’s good to
have this two-week break."
On a more positive note, Turner is
delighted at the achievement of the club’s under-18 side in
reaching the second round of the FA Youth Cup, where they will
travel to meet Colchester United on a date yet to be arranged.
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