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Folkestone Invicta host Harlow Town and Tonbridge Angels over Bank Holiday weekend

Folkestone are ready to unleash their attacking power on Tonbridge in the Bank Holiday blockbuster at Cheriton Road.

Angels have yet to concede in Bostik Premier but Monday's derby will really test their defensive credentials.

Johan ter Horst, Ade Yusuff, Ian Draycott, Kane Rowland and Alfie Paxman are all vying for a start with Sam Hasler and Kieron McCann supplying the ammunition from midfield.

Ade Yusuff and Johan ter Horst have four league goals between them already Picture: Andy Payton
Ade Yusuff and Johan ter Horst have four league goals between them already Picture: Andy Payton

Folkestone manager Neil Cugley said: "Tonbridge under-achieved last year and they'll be one of those teams trying desperately to get back in National League South. They've always been a big club.

"It could be a cracking game because they haven't conceded a goal yet and we're the joint leading goalscorers. Can they stop our forwards? It'll be an interesting day."

Folkestone have won their last three games against Tonbridge and Cugley hopes his players will draw confidence from that record.

He said: "The year before last, we had to win that game to stay up and we had a good win there at the beginning of last season.

"When they came to us, we had another good win so hopefully the players are confident now.

"They'll be trying to keep a clean sheet and we'll go at them to see what they're about. Let's see if they can stop the quality we've got going forward. Good luck to them!"

Before that, Folkestone host Harlow on Saturday looking to make it three league wins in a row.

They won 3-0 at Wingate on Saturday having beaten Corinthian Casuals 3-1 on Tuesday.

"If you'd have said we'd win two of our first three, I don't think we'd have moaned at that. We're well on track and I'm pleased.

"Harlow have had a lot of comings and goings so I don't, at the moment, know much about them but somebody went to watch them the other day and I'll get a report from them."

Ter Horst has scored in each of his last two games and is looking fitter all the time.

"He's getting there now," said Cugley. "He's about 70-80% of where we know he can be but it shows what a good player he can be.

"For Ade to get a goal and to have McCann and Hasler's playing well, you're suddenly all right. We defended a bit better as well on Saturday.".

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