by Alex Hoad
Manager Simon Halsey has vowed to keep shuffling his pack as Herne Bay’s hectic schedule catches up with their squad.
Bay won 1-0 against Eastbourne last Wednesday before a 2-2 draw at Worthing less than three days later and a 2-0 reverse back in Sussex at Burgess Hill on Tuesday night.
Bay welcome Corinthian Casuals to Winch’s Field on Thursday night before title-chasing Dulwich Hamlet visit on Saturday and Bay head to Walton & Hersham on Tuesday night (7.45pm).
Halsey (pictured) said: "Having so many games does make it a bit hard. When you’re playing Saturday-Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday there is bound to be some fatigue and the lads know that I have to rotate things. They accept that."
Bay sit 14th in Ryman League, Division 1 South but Halsey has not given up hope on improving that standing in their final four games, despite having an eight-point gap to close on Eastbourne.
He said: "Tuesday night was disappointing because catching (12th-placed) Merstham was our target and with the way results went, they’re 10 points ahead of us now.
"We want to finish as high as we can and I’ve not given up on getting up another place. Eastbourne is the new target."