Herne Bay manager Simon Halsey challenges players to begin new unbeaten league run
Herne Bay boss Simon Halsey has
challenged his players to launch a new unbeaten run after their
bright start to the season came to an abrupt halt.
Bay went down 4-1 at home to Worthing on Saturday – following
eight games without defeat in all competitions – but Halsey
(pictured) refused to get too downhearted after a three-game
winning streak was ended.
He said: "It was a bad day at the
office, but we won’t dwell on it. It’s not the end of the world.
We’ll dust ourselves off, roll our sleeves up and get on with
"The lads have done well to put
together an eight-match unbeaten run so soon after getting promoted
and the challenge now is to start another one.
"November was always going to be a
tough month but we’ll talk to them about a new target.
"We’re pleased that even though
we’ve not picked up any points for a few weeks we’re still right in
there and haven’t dropped down the table too much."
Free-falling Folkestone Invicta are
the visitors in Ryman League, Division 1 South at 1pm on
Bay’s 17-goal top-scorer from the
2010/11 season, Stuart King, is set to return to Winch’s Field for
the second time this season, having netted for Invicta in their 3-1
FA Cup preliminary round victory in August.
Halsey said: "If you look at their
results, Kingy is on the scoresheet most Saturdays.
"He’s a quality player and that’s
why we play the game, to test yourself against the best.
"I’m sure he’d like to come back
and get another goal or two like he did in the FA Cup game earlier
in the season."
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