Lovell stays positive
MANAGER Steve Lovell has set Ashford a target of seven wins from their remaining eight games as his side attempt to reach the Ryman League Division 1 South play-offs for the first time.
Ashford’s promotion hopes have taken a hit in recent weeks after winning just one of the last six games, but Lovell remains positive about his side’s chances.
He said: “Realistically we need to get six, probably seven wins to make the play-offs, but that is well within our capabilities.
“We have a big game against Fleet Town which we desperately need to win this Saturday. It should be a good game with plenty of goals as a draw is no good to either side.
“If we can get the points, and also win the games against the other teams around us then we’ll give ourselves a great chance.”
A Tuesday night encounter at struggling Chipstead follows Saturday’s clash at Homelands. Town have struggled of late on the road, with their latest setback coming at Whyteleafe. The manager, however, isn’t too worried.
He said: “When we were on our winning run we won more than our fair share of games away from home, and we will do the same again, hopefully starting on Tuesday night.”
Lovell is expected to name the same squad that travelled to Whyteleafe for Saturday’s game with Fleet. Top scorer Paul Jones is expected to make the starting line-up following his return from injury, in a substitute role, last weekend.
Willesborough’s Matt Morgan tackles Josh Coles of Ruckinge during Saturday’s Ashford Charity Trophy tie. Weekend football round-up, page 63