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Kennington manager Dan Scorer says postponement of Erith Town match a blessing in disguise for his depleted squad

Kennington’s weekend postponement was a blessing in disguise for manager Dan Scorer.

A Ton side boosted by successive victories - including a first Southern Counties East win of the season - were looking forward to visiting high-flying Erith Town.

Kennington boss Dan Scorer Picture: Paul Davies
Kennington boss Dan Scorer Picture: Paul Davies

But after seeing forwards Mo Cham and Finn Dent recalled by their parent clubs and then suffering further injuries at training, the league’s bottom side were saved by the weather.

“It was a bit of a blessing,” said Scorer.

“We had nearly everyone back at training on Thursday but then two of the lads who were hopeful of returning couldn’t get through the session and another lad pulled up with a slight injury.

“On top of that, Mo Cham had been recalled by Margate and Finn Dent recalled by Folkestone, so by the end of the session we were telling everyone to do their rain dance.

“We’d have gone to Erith and given our best but it would have been deflating going there so depleted and probably, in all honesty, getting run over by a good Erith Town side. That’s not what we want at the moment.

“It was a blow losing Mo and Finn, who have done brilliantly for us.

“Finn sat on the bench for Folkestone at Carshalton and Mo wasn’t in Margate’s squad at all, so it’s frustrating, but you have to accept you can lose loan players at any time.

“We could do with having them as Ryan Philpott is out for four-to-six weeks with his hamstring, which is a shame as he’s been in great form.

“He’s on 12 goals from 15 starts, which you wouldn’t expect for a side who’s rock-bottom of the table.”

Kennington cancelled indoor training on Tuesday night but were back at Homelands last night preparing for a home game against VCD this Saturday (3pm).

That’s followed by Lordswood away on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Ton hope they can pull away from trouble sooner rather than later as the introduction of play-offs is likely to make it harder to pick up results towards the end of the campaign.

“People are beginning to realise we’re not a side who’ll just be walked over and hopefully in five or six weeks the table will look different,” said Scorer.

“The play-offs make the run-in entertaining but it’ll be harder to get out of trouble if we’re still down there because a lot of teams will still have something to play for at the back-end of the season.”

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