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Maidstone United boss Jay Saunders hopes to end Ryman League Division 1 South season with win against Bognor Regis Town

27 April 2012
by Alex Hoad

Maidstone United manager Jay Saunders hopes his side can record a win in what could be their final home game before relocating to the county town.

United’s chances of a top-five finish in Ryman League Division 1 South were all but ended by a shock 3-2 defeat at 10-man Walton Casuals last Saturday, which left the Stones sixth, three points behind Godalming, who have a better goal difference and a home game against mid-table Eastbourne on Saturday.

To secure a play-off semi-final next Tuesday night, Stones need to beat Bognor – still in with a chance of the title – at Bourne Park this weekend, with Godalming losing and a minimum three-goal swing.

Saunders (pictured) said: "It should be a big occasion and a good game, with a big crowd. I understand Bognor are bringing a few coachloads of fans and it’s our last ‘home’ game before returning to Maidstone.

"It has been a roller coaster since the club last played at home so it would be good to finish on a high, and hopefully we’ll have a lot of fans along to see our final game.

"I don’t want to come off the pitch having lost ourselves and then find out that Godalming have lost. That happened last season (when Stones were relegated from the Premier Division) and it is not a nice feeling."

Graeme Andrews (dead leg) and Ben Davisson (illness) should return for Maidstone.

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