Town boss eyes revenge as Dorking visit the Saffrons

Eastbourne Town on the attack
Eastbourne Town on the attack
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John Lambert says he is itching to set the record straight as his side host Dorking Wanderers in County Division One tomorrow (Saturday).

Pre-season favourites Town were beaten 3-0 on the opening day in the reverse fixture and, while the boss describes them as “the best team we’ve faced all season”, he expects a reaction from his side, who have won seven game son the trot.

“I’m definitely looking set the record straight and I hope the players are too,” he said.

“They rightly beat us in the last game and we just didn’t turn up. It’s going to be a mightily tricky game but hopefully we can settle the score.”

Town dropped to fourth place in the week courtesy of Dorking’s 3-2 win in Hassocks on Tuesday night.

They face a busy week and win on Saturday would see them leapfrog their opponents before they visit fellow high-flyers East Preston on Tuesday.

Lambert said the next week could be crucial in their pursuit of promotion to the Ryman League at the first attempt and, with a game in hand on league leaders Littlehampton, victory at East Preston could see them top of the pile for the first time this season.

After a hectic week of league action they will face Erith & Belvedere in the FA Vase.

“It is a massive week for the club,” Lambert added.

“These games will go a long way to showing where we are. If I had to take two wins from three right now I’d take wins in the league games.”

Dan Smith could miss tomorrow’s game due to a thigh strain but is the only injury concern for the boss who might need to call on all his resources in the coming weeks.