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Lee Bradbury looks back at the away game at Merstham and forward to this Saturday's home clash against a resurgent Grays Athletic.


'A very frustrating match last week, we were a little bit off it in the first half, we got caught with one of their quick counter attacks, they had a lot of pace going forwards, unfortunately Robbo slipped over and they went on to score, we had our backs against the wall a bit, we changed it at half time due to a couple of first half injuries (Fogden Hamstring), (Harris Knee), Ben Swallow came on and did really well for the equalizing goal, at that point I could see us going on to win the match, we were in the ascendancy, but then got caught with a sucker punch goal 5 minutes from time and that was disappointing, they only had 2 attempts on our goal and took them both. 


' We have a chance to put it right this week against Grays, this is a dangerous match for us, they are having a mini resurgence, they won 4-0 on Tuesday night their 3rd victory in a row, so we will have to respect them. It will be a tough game they are a hard working team that have a bit of confidence at the moment, that's always a danger. We have to be careful playing the teams in the lower part of the table, we have slipped up a couple of times so we need to be on our game. 


'3 out of the next 4 games are at home for us and we have the local derby against Bognor away on boxing day, 4 exciting matches for the club and I hope the great support we've had this season continues, our fans are particularly vocal on the road which is great, often out numbering the home team crowd. Hopefully we can attract some big crowds at Westleigh Park for the next few games, make plenty of noise and make it uncomfortable for the opposition it will give us a better chance of winning the game'.

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