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following Saturday, Ashford travel to second-from-bottom Walton Casuals.
Two more wins from those games would set Lovell’s side up nicely for the home clash with Folkestone Invicta on December 27.
But Lovell added: “We mustn’t start thinking about Folkestone yet. If we do that we will come unstuck. But if we play like we did on Tuesday in the next two games, then we’ll be okay.”
The other bonus for Lovell at Leatherhead was that his players didn’t pick up any injuries, which means he will be able to select from the same squad against a Crowborough side who have collected just 12 points from 20 league games.
The game also offers Ashford the chance of completing another league ‘double’ after their 4-3 victory at the Sussex outfit in the second match of the season.
Tuesday’s five-goal romp, meanwhile, means that Lovell is under no pressure to rush son Mark back into action after his long injury lay-off.
He said: “Mark is desperate to start playing again but I don’t think he’s going to be ready until the new year – and he wouldn’t get in at the minute anyway!”
Town striker Paul Jones tries to stop the Eastbourne defence clearing their lines during Saturday’s last-gasp 1-0 win at Homelands. Report - page 86