Published: 06:00, 23 September 2021
Kennington are out to spoil the party at Southern Counties East big-hitters Chatham.
Ton have already taken points from Sheppey and Glebe - the Premier Division’s other fancied sides - and have Chats in their sights on Saturday.
They travel to Maidstone Road in good spirits after thumping Welling Town 5-2 last weekend and don’t intend to sit back.
“We’ve picked up points against Sheppey and Glebe and they’re probably games we thought we should have won,” said defender and vice-captain Calvin Sedenu.
“We’ll go to Chatham with the same sort of attitude. We don’t fear anyone, especially if we play how we’re meant to play.
“It won’t be a case of sitting in and trying to counter, we want to make sure they have to worry about us rather than us worrying about them.
“Chatham get big crowds, which we’ll relish, and we’re going there to spoil the party.
“They want to be up the top but we want to be as high up as we can.
“We’re not just going there for a day out - we’re going there to get a result and hopefully it will be a good game.
“Consistency has been the main issue for us this season. If can find that, we’ll be happy.”
Gary Lockyer scored a hat-trick against Welling, taking his tally to seven in 11 games in all competitions. It’s a decent return but the striker feels he should have even more.
Sedenu said: “He knows where the net is. He got himself in a little rut where we were creating chances and he wasn’t putting them away but he stayed positive.
“He knew the goals would come and he got the hat-trick on Saturday.
“If we keep playing well and put the ball on a plate, we know he’ll score.
“To be fair, he’ll say he should be in double figures.
“He prides himself on scoring goals, as all strikers do, but he also does a lot of work for the team that goes unnoticed at times.”
Defender Tommy Penfold marked his return to Kennington with a cracking goal last weekend and Sedunu is pleased to have him back.
He said: “The main thing I’ve noticed is he seems a lot more mature in his mindset and the way he plays. He’s a great addition.”