Chatham Town manager Kevin Watson exasperated by prospect of 280-mile round trip to Wroxham
By Steve Tervet
Chatham face their longest journey of the season this weekend
when they head into Norfolk for a clash with Wroxham.
The Chats have a 280-mile round-trip ahead of them on Saturday,
with boss Kevin Watson and his players leaving Medway at
Watson (pictured) recently repeated his calls for Chatham to be
moved out of Ryman League, Division 1 North next season. This
weekend’s trip underlines his irritation, with Wroxham almost twice
as far from Chatham as any club in Division 1 South.
Watson said: "It’s ridiculous we have to travel that far. We’re
in this league and I’ve been beating that drum for a while. This
case is an example in itself.
"You have to take into consideration the cost of coaches. Not
only that, players aren’t getting sufficient money to warrant being
gone for that period of time. You’re asking people to turn up to
training on a Wednesday and then you have a game on Saturday when
you’re gone for the whole day."
Wroxham, immediately below Chatham in the table, drew 1-1 at
Soham on Tuesday night.
The Chats were without a midweek game and that break has allowed
midfielder Matt Solly to rest and regain full fitness for the trip.
However, defender Kes Metitri will be unavailable.
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