Published: 09:00, 10 April 2014 |
Updated: 10:58, 10 April 2014
Forget the FA Trophy and Kent Senior Cup runs, Whitstable assistant boss Steve Nolan insists Saturday’s visit of Tooting & Mitcham is the biggest game of the Oystermen’s season.
Tooting was the scene of perhaps Town’s season’s lowest ebb – a 6-0 defeat in late October – and Nolan and manager Nicky Southall are hoping for a reverse in fortunes to boost Town’s chances of Ryman League, Division 1 South survival.
Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat at Walton Casuals saw Southall’s side squander a 1-0 lead and Nolan admitted the positivity built up by back-to-back wins at the start of the month has long since disappeared.
He said: “We felt good going into this run on the back of those two wins but we knew playing (second-placed) Leatherhead and (leaders) Peacehaven would not be easy.
“We were disappointed not to come away with more points from those two games and then Tuesday, the games caught up with us as we had eight players missing through little
Three straight defeats have drawn Whitstable back into the relegation battle in Division 1 South and with five games left, they sit four points and just two places above the dreaded bottom-three.
Nolan said: “It’s all down to us. We’ll not waste time worrying about what the other teams are doing. We want to try and get the job done and get what we need before April 26.”
Charlie Smith, Jake Mackenzie, Scott Heard, Steve Hafner and Craig Maguire will all be assessed at training on Thursday.
Nolan added: “I arrived on March 1 and this will be the first training session we have had. We’ve been playing Saturday-Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday ever since."
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.