Hastings keen to pick up where they left off

Hastings United's footballers will be aiming for more of the same as they return to action tonight (Tuesday).

Tuesday, 18th October 2016, 2:02 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:08 am
Alex Akrofi, pictured here on the ball against Guernsey on Saturday, is suspended tonight. Picture courtesy Scott White

The U's will be eager to reproduce the form they showed in Saturday's 6-1 thrashing of Guernsey when they host Herne Bay. Kick-off at The Pilot Field is 7.45pm.

Largely as a result of their FA Cup progress, United are very much playing catch-up in Ryman Football League Division One South.

They've played fewer matches than any other club and have up to five games in hand on some teams. They currently sit 13th in the table with 15 points from nine outings.

Hastings United midfielder Simon Johnson challenges a Guernsey opponent during Saturday's 6-1 win. Picture courtesy Scott White

Herne Bay are rather surprisingly down in third-from-bottom with eight points from 11 fixtures and were beaten away to bottom club Godalming Town at the weekend.

The teams have already met twice this season. Both matches were in north Kent and both ended in 1-1 draws, although United won the Alan Turvey Trophy first round tie on penalties.

Herne Bay were 2-1 winners on their last visit to The Pilot Field at the end of last season - a result which denied United a place in the promotion play-offs.

United will be without Alex Akrofi tonight as the pacy striker is serving a one-match suspension for picking up five yellow cards.

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