Canterbury Hockey Club captain Michael Farrer says mood in camp is relaxed ahead of crucial clash with Southgate
by Alex Hoad
Canterbury skipper Michael Farrer insists his squad is relaxed
ahead of their crucial penultimate game showdown with second-bottom
Southgate, which could determine their play-off fate in National
The city club occupy a top-four spot only on goal-difference and
just three points separates second and sixth with two games to
Canterbury slipped to fourth after a 3-2 home defeat to
top-four rivals East Grinstead on Saturday and are now level
on points with Cannock, who suffered a shock home defeat to
Hampstead & Westminster, and a point ahead of EGs with just two
games to play.
Farrer (pictured) said: "Obviously it was disappointing to lose,
but even though the results haven’t necessarily followed, the
performances in the last couple of weeks have returned to where
they were earlier in the season. It bodes well for the final two
Cannock face EGs on Saturday, while Canterbury host Southgate at
2pm, with an intriguing last-day clash between Cannock and
Canterbury the following week.
Farrer added: "Southgate are lower than us in the table but
having been where they are in previous seasons, we know they’ll be
fighting to get out of there.
"We know they’re going to come out fighting but without being
overconfident we are in a good position for a reason, we have kept
the philosophy to keep trying to improve on every performance, and
everyone is relaxed and confident we can get the result we
"We want to sign-off in our last home game with a resounding
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