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Sittingbourne manager Nick Davis says side have potential for top-two spot in Bostik South

The sky’s the limit for Sittingbourne, according to boss Nick Davis.

A weekend win over East Grinstead moved them to within touching distance of the Bostik South play-off places and just five points adrift of the top two.

They suffered a setback after losing 3-0 at Walton Casuals on Tuesday - but Davis hasn’t ruled his team out of chasing one of the top spots.

Sittingbourne boss Nick Davis Picture: John Westhrop
Sittingbourne boss Nick Davis Picture: John Westhrop

Davis, whose side host Guernsey in a 1pm kick-off this Saturday, said: “The usual suspects are up there but I think there’s going to be an unfancied side who makes the play-offs. Why not us?

“There could even be an extra place on offer (depending on how many teams are promoted from Bostik South) meaning seventh place could get you into the play-offs.

“We aren’t just thinking about the play-offs, although what a fantastic achievement that would be, but with a bit of luck, it could be the top two.

“There is a long way to go and that would be difficult but we are still in touching distance and have a chance.

“What we have are some tough games coming up, with Greenwich Borough and Cray Wanderers both away coming after Walton Casuals.

“It’s going to be tough but we’ve not lost to any of the top five yet.”

Davis was able to add a new face to his squad ahead of last weekend’s match, bringing in Ashford United midfielder Ben Davisson. He made a promising debut in the 3-1 victory over East Grinstead.

Davis said: “He is aggressive, good on the ball, he’s box-to-box and is a great addition.

“He fits in well to the way we like to play and doesn’t give the ball away.

“He’s a great addition and his pedigree speaks for itself. He’s been at some good clubs, he’s a good age and has won things."

Meanwhile, defender Laurence Ball has been added to Davis’ backroom team as he takes a backward step from playing.

The Brickies boss said: “He’s a top, top lad and one of the good guys in football. It’s brilliant to have him about.

“He will play if needed and he will still be registered but we want to keep him involved.”

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