Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

ASH­FORD Town hope put their in­dif­fer­ent league form to one side this Satur­day when they travel to Great Wak­er­ing Rovers in the Pre­lim­i­nary Round of the FA Tro­phy. Their Es­sex op­po­nents sit 15th in Ry­man League Divi­sion 1 North, but Nuts and Bolts man­ager Steve Lovell is un­der no il­lu­sions about the task that awaits his charges. “They’ll be a tough, phys­i­cal side,” Lovell ac­knowl­edged. “They haven’t had the best of starts in their league, but at the mo­ment we seem to play well against the bet­ter sides and not so well against the weaker ones. “I be­lieve we can have a good run in the com­pe­ti­tion though, if we play as well as we do 90 per­cent of the time. If we con­tinue to make silly er­rors then we won’t get any­where.” Lovell ad­mit­ted he may make changes for the tie, in the wake of Tues­day night’s de­feat at home to Chip­stead. A de­feat that left the man­ager thor­oughly frus­trated. “We per­formed well on Tues­day, and but for a mad 10 min­utes, we would have won the game,” he said. “In­stead, we gave our­selves a moun­tain to climb and it was very frus­trat­ing.” Re­cent re­cruit Claude Seanla re­duced that moun­tain some­what with two goals on his de­but. Af­ter fail­ing to se­cur­ing a deal with Ton­bridge, Seanla, ac­cord­ing to Lovell, has the po­ten­tial to be a suc­cess at Home­lands. “He was rec­om­mended to me by Tommy War­rilow (Ton­bridge man­ager) and af­ter hav­ing a look at him we’ve de­cided to sign him per­ma­nently.”

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