Town aim to put things right at unbeaten Invicta

Danny Bloor
Danny Bloor

Eastbourne Town will step out against a confident Folkestone Invicta side this weekend after being told some home truths following their defeat to Herne Bay on Bank Holiday Monday.

Danny Bloor watched his side slip to the disappointing 3-2 defeat at home to newly-promoted Herne Bay and, after the match, had a few words with his despondent side.

He said, “I didn’t have a go at them but I told them a few home truths. We probably should have won that match but we didn’t, but then it’s still early days.

“At this club, we have high expectations but we know we’re not going to win every game. We’re not going to be crying every time we lose a match, especially when it’s this early in the season.”

Following Monday’s loss, Town have conceded seven goals in their opening three Ryman League Division One games, with their only clean sheet coming against lower-league Chessington and Hook United in the FA Cup preliminary round victory on Saturday.

Bloor said, “Now that we haven’t got a midweek match for the next few weeks, we can get out on the training field and work on a few things that need addressing after a hectic week.”

This weekend, Town travel to a Folkestone Invicta side who have won all three of their matches so far this season and can currently enjoy second spot in the table. However, Bloor is refusing to take any notice of that ahead of the match.

“They’ve won all of their matches so far but so what? They’ve only played three. It’s still very early days and so the league table is misleading.

When I used to play football, they didn’t even show the table until after the first ten matches.

“It will be a tough match. We played them twice last season and drew both of them, and probably should have won the one at their place, but we’re looking forward to it.

“We have a couple of bumps and bruises around the squad but they should all be cleared up by the weekend.”