United boss: We can’t afford any slip-ups

Billy Medlock scores Hastings United's winner away to East Grinstead Town on Tuesday night. Picture courtesy Scott White
Billy Medlock scores Hastings United's winner away to East Grinstead Town on Tuesday night. Picture courtesy Scott White
  • Hastings United boss thinks team will have to win last three games to make play-offs
  • U’s occupy final play-off spot at present
  • United are only ahead of Faversham Town on goal difference having played an extra game
  • Hastings host eighth-placed Molesey today
  • Last two games are away to Ramsgate and at home to Herne Bay
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Hastings United Football Club manager Garry Wilson believes his team will probably need to win all of its final three matches to reach the play-offs.

The U’s occupy the last Ryman League Division One South play-off spot following Tuesday night’s 1-0 win away to East Grinstead Town, but are only above Faversham Town on goal difference having played an extra game.

Wilson said: “I would think we would need to win the three games, but you never know. But even nine points doesn’t guarantee it if the other teams keep winning. We’ll take it one game at a time, and try and get the three points.”

Two of United’s remaining three fixtures are at home, starting with a visit from eighth-placed Molesey today (Saturday). Kick-off at The Pilot Field is 3pm.

“We always fancy ourselves at home,” continued Wilson, who added that there’s a feelgood factor about his squad. “The boys were bouncing on Tuesday night after the game.

“I think everybody’s back to fitness, nobody’s got any suspensions and we’re going Saturday to Saturday now. We don’t have those Tuesday nights now - that little spell (of midweek away matches) in March killed us I think. People are feeling good, there’s a feelgood factor.”

TODAY’S FOOTBALL FIXTURES

RYMAN LEAGUE

South Division

Hastings United v Molesey (3pm)

SOUTHERN COMBINATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Division 1

Bexhill United v Crawley Down Gatwick (3pm)

Little Common v Steyning Town (3pm)

Division 2

Bosham v Westfield (3pm)

Reserve Section (East)

Westfield v Ringmer (3pm)

MACRON EAST sUSSEX FOOTBALL league (3pm)

Premier Division

Battle Baptists v Robertsbridge United

Hollington United v Sedlescombe Rangers

Mountfield United v St Leonards Social

Ore Athletic v Hawkhurst United

Division 1

Eastbourne Rangers v Crowhurst

Sidley United v Old Hastonians

The JC Tackleway v Ticehurst

Division 2

Bexhill AAC v Catsfield (1.30pm)

Eastbourne Athletic v Little Common III

Peasmarsh United v Icklesham Casuals

Division 3

Bexhill United II v Hooe Sports

Herstmonceux II v Sedlescombe Rangers II

Mayfield v Westfield III

Pebsham Sibex v Burwash (3.30pm)

St Leonards Social II v West Hill United

Division 4

Bexhill AAC II v Hailsham Athletico

Hawkhurst United II v The JC Tackleway II (double header 2pm & 3.15pm)

Punnetts Town v Bexhill Rovers

Victoria Baptists v Battle Baptists II

Wittersham II v Grasshoppers Old Boys

Division 5

Hampden Park United v Parkfield

Icklesham Casuals II v Sedlescombe Rangers III

Robertsbridge United II v Magham Down

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