BOSS CAN CELEBRATE WITH TITLE SUCCESS
rivals finish at Hollands & Blair.
Lye agreed terms after meeting owner Don Crosbie, chief executive Denise Peach and chairman Derek Pestridge at the weekend.
He said: “I wanted to know that the budget for next season will ensure we will be competitive if we go up to the league above, which will be vital.”
Lye succeeded sacked Paul Chambers in August 2015, guiding the club to third place last season only for a 10-point deduction, due to off the field issues, to wreck their chances of winning the title. Now with the issue over ownership of the Kingsnorth site settled and having won their appeal to be considered for promotion, the United boss wants to make sure they get over the line this time – but concedes they should have done it already,
He said: “We gave up that chance, with our little blip last month, but the boys are focused on what we have to do and don’t need to overthink things. We know how important Saturday is to us.”
Saturday’s opponents Rochester have seen their season hit the buffers, having taken only one point from the last 21, with boss Matt Hume bemoaning his lack of defenders, following the 2-0 home defeat by Erith Town. Hume says he will be struggling for numbers again this weekend.
Lye said: “I am sure they will come to us knowing they could have a big impact on things and can stop us winning the league.”
Another man with a mission is United top scorer Shaun Welford who needs another hat-trick to beat Stuart Zanone’s 47-goal club record mark for