Sittingbourne boss Jim Ward not ruling out promotion from Ryman League Division 1 South
Joint-boss Jim Ward isn’t giving up on Sittingbourne’s
The Brickies dropped to seventh after a 3-1 defeat at
title-chasing Dulwich last weekend and have played more games than
all their Ryman League Division 1 South play-off rivals.
But Ward, whose team host Burgess Hill on Saturday, believes 16
points from the last eight games could yet clinch a place in the
He said: "The season’s not over yet. Let’s average two points a
game from here and see where it takes us. There’s still eight games
Left-back Ashley Ulph lasted an hour on his comeback from a knee
injury and may not be risked against Burgess Hill with Anthony John
available to deputise after serving a one-match ban.
Captain Simon Pettit (Achilles) remains sidelined and possibly
won’t play again this season.
Ward said: "We still haven’t had the results of Pettit’s scan
but with eight games left, he may be better off resting.
"The form guide tells you Burgess Hill aren’t having a great
time but they’re a decent side. I’m expecting a stiff test."
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