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Chatham are about to tackle a run of five games in 14 days – and manager Kevin Watson can’t wait.
A packed Christmas fixture programme begins with the visit of Ware to Maidstone Road this weekend.
The Chats play on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day as well as the next two Saturdays, a schedule which would have some managers complaining.
But Watson said: “It’s a great time because it gets you out of the house. People are off work. It only becomes a problem when people are at work. This time of year isn’t that much of a slog. The only thing that penalises us (over the course of the season) is the long journeys.”
Travelling certainly isn’t an issue for Chatham over the festive period. Three of their five games are at home, with short trips to Tilbury and Barkingside sandwiched in between.
Ware sit bottom of Ryman League Division 1 North, so the Chats have a great chance to go into Christmas on a high note.
Watson said: “We should win it, I suppose, but it’s never that easy in football. We’ve beaten teams that should have beaten us and we’ve lost to teams we should have beaten.
“We won’t approach it differently to any other game because we’ve been a little bit inconsistent in our performances.”
Austin Gacheru is banned for the game, the striker having accumulated five bookings but Chats are otherwise at full-strength.
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