Jay’s Friday Briefing
Jay “ It's going to be difficult but it's one we look forward to and we want to test ourselves against the best in the league." Big crowd expected, come early!
Tonbridge face the league's strongest side Ebbsfleet United on Saturday, in front of what could well be our biggest crowd of the season.
We were the team to end their unbeaten run in November, so does manager Jay Saunders think we can do it again?
He said: "You need everyone to be on your game, you need decisions to go your way, and you need a bit of luck. They're clearly going to win the league, they deserve to. I said that after we beat them. I was really pleased with how we played at their place. It's going to be difficult but it's one we look forward to and we want to test ourselves against the best in the league."
"They're unbeaten in 14, we've lost 2 in 14, so we've both been in good form. They've done a good job. People go on about budgets but you've still got to produce the goods. A lot of teams pay big money and aren't doing well. I wouldn't say it's a free hit. I see how it is to most people but it's a game we've prepared for, we want to put on a strong performance and in our position we want to keep pushing."
On Tuesday in the win at Eastbourne, we had only three named subs, who were not used, and a few players having to play out of position, but Jay is hoping it will be different tomorrow:
Jay added: "We should have pretty much everyone available. Tuesday was a nightmare. Tommie Fagg thought he'd be OK but still felt bad, Craig (Braham-Barrett) pulled out late with a knee problem, Marcel (Elva-Fountaine) had a family issue, at four o'clock he said he couldn't come, and one of academy boys who was meant to come had a car problem. Everything went against us but we put on a performance, which says a lot about the lads. But all being well we should have Tommie, Craig, Jamie, and Marcel all available for selection."
The club are advising supporters coming to the game to arrive early and if possible to buy match tickets On line to avoid queues at the turnstiles.