Herne Bay can use fixture backlog to their advantage according to manager Simon Halsey
Herne Bay boss Simon Halsey says
the series of postponements could benefit his side later in the
Bay’s game at Burgess Hill last weekend and Wednesday night’s
home game against Eastbourne Town fell foul of the weather and the
visit of basement boys Three Bridges to Winch’s Field on Saturday
already looks in jeopardy.
The result will be that Bay are
left to fulfill their backlog of fixtures with midweek games but,
after going eight games without a win, boss Halsey hopes that
prospect will help his side start a run to launch them back up the
Ryman League, Division 1 South table.
Halsey said: "We’re going to be
playing Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday for some time and if we can get
things right, then that will present us with the opportunity to get
some impetus and momentum going.
"Of course, the other side to that
is that it will stretch the squad to the limit, so we’ll need to
try and stay free of injuries and suspensions."
He added: "I have never known a
season like this. It’s been frustrating.
"Our first pre-season game was
called off due to a waterlogged pitch for the first time ever and
it’s set the tone for the rest of the season."
Three points from eight games have
seen Bay slump to fifth bottom of the table and Halsey admitted:
"We’ve not won for eight games and that is not good enough for what
we are trying to do here."
He, however, said the run had not
affected the mood in his tight-knit camp, saying: "The morale has
been absolutely fine, nobody likes being in a rut but there have
been no heads dropping or bottom lips wobbling.
"We’re not going to beat ourselves
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