United boss: We can't afford any slip-ups
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
Hastings United v Molesey (3pm)
SOUTHERN COMBINATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Bexhill United v Crawley Down Gatwick (3pm)
Little Common v Steyning Town (3pm)
Bosham v Westfield (3pm)
Reserve Section (East)
Westfield v Ringmer (3pm)
MACRON EAST sUSSEX FOOTBALL league (3pm)
Battle Baptists v Robertsbridge United
Hollington United v Sedlescombe Rangers
Mountfield United v St Leonards Social
Ore Athletic v Hawkhurst United
Eastbourne Rangers v Crowhurst
Sidley United v Old Hastonians
The JC Tackleway v Ticehurst
Bexhill AAC v Catsfield (1.30pm)
Eastbourne Athletic v Little Common III
Peasmarsh United v Icklesham Casuals
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
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
Hampden Park United v Parkfield
Icklesham Casuals II v Sedlescombe Rangers III
Robertsbridge United II v Magham Down
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