Herne Bay boss Simon Halsey ready to give Stones a bumpy ride
Winch's Field has been an unhappy
hunting ground for Herne Bay lately but the problematic playing
surface could work in their favour on Saturday.
Maidstone United provide the
opposition for a Kent derby which is set to draw Bay’s biggest home
gate of the season.
Bay have lost their last four home
games and more than six hours of football has been played since
they scored in front of their home fans.
However, manager Simon Halsey
(pictured) believes the bumpy Winch’s Field pitch could prove a
leveller when the title-chasing Stones come to town.
He said: "Maidstone are a little
bit up and down at the moment. They’re not going to like playing on
our pitch after that nice 3G (at the Gallagher Stadium). We’ve got
to try to take advantage of that."
Tom Bryant and Dan Wisker both miss
the Maidstone game through suspension and their manager will also
be in the stands.
Halsey completes a two-game
touchline ban which saw him relay phone messages to the away bench
at Salters Lane last weekend.
He said: "I’ll be doing my bit from
the stand. I’ve never done it before. I sat in the away directors’
box (at Faversham).
"When you’re in the dugout, you’re
so involved but in the stand you’re sitting there watching the game
and you have a different viewpoint."
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