Herne Bay manager Simon Halsey says it is a 'Godsend' that his side are away at Faversham Town this weekend
Simon Halsey is delighted that his
Herne Bay side return to the road in search of Ryman League,
Division 1 South points on Saturday with a derby trip to
Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to struggling Walton Casuals at Winch’s
Field was Bay’s fourth straight home league defeat and it’s now
been more than three months since they won in front of their own
To make matters worse, Halsey’s
team have not scored a goal but conceded 11 in that spell.
Bay visit Salters Lane on Saturday
and Halsey (pictured) said: "It is a Godsend that we are away from
home, there’s no hiding that.
"Their pitch is probably not the
best after playing on Tuesday night but it’s still going to be
better than ours."
He added: "It’s no coincidence that
we played three games away from home, won two and drew one, then we
go home again and lose.
"I’m not blaming the pitch for us
losing, we're losing because we’re making mistakes, but playing at
home does have a massive psychological effect on us.
"The opposition get there at 2pm
and worry about how they’re going to play on it, we have it in our
minds every day of the week and the moment we wake up on
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