Herne Bay manager Simon Halsey looking forward to return to action with a run of games which don't include local rivals
Simon Halsey will welcome a break from the pressures of
Kent rivalries at the start of a month of games against opponents
from further afield.
The Herne Bay boss saw the New Year’s Day game at Ramsgate
called off due to a waterlogged pitch leaving the rest of their
January calendar filled with games against sides from Sussex and
Surrey, starting with the visit of Chipstead to Winch’s Field on
After facing Maidstone, Faversham and Whitstable in the previous
month, as well as seeing the clash with the Rams postponed, Halsey
(pictured) said: "To be honest, I am looking forward to going
for a while without any local games.
"It’s been a frustrating time, with games being called off and
not being able to train.
"Now we just want to get all the festive games out the way,
leave all the fixture problems behind us and get some games played
and points on the board."
Halsey said one of the benefits of Tuesday’s postponement was it
allowed strikers Byron Walker and Tunji Agbajae to recover from
He said: "It’s done us good in that we have a fully-fit squad to
choose from and we’ve had a chance to train with a couple of the
new lads we’ve brought in."
He added: "We are not beating ourselves up. We had a superb
start to the season but December was always going to be a tough
month. I’m sure things will click and we’ll get going again
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