MEDWAY MESSENGER REPORT - THURSDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2020
Darren Anslow hopes Lordswood can finally string together a run of positive results after their victory at Erith & Belvedere.
Ninth placed Lords beat the Deres 4-0 on Saturday but they haven't recorded back-to-back wins since following up their 1-0 success over Punjab United by beating Tunbridge Wells on December 14th.
"It's been a weird season" admitted the Lordswood boss. "We've had some big results and quite a lot of clean sheets but some poor results splattered around it.
"At the moment, we are not finding a level of consistency. In fairness to Erith & Belvedere, they lost their manager Owen Jones last week but I think there was only one player different (from their recent sides) on Saturday, although i think that might change now.
"We started really well. If it had not been for their keeper, it could have been six or seven at half-time, and that's not an exaggeration.
"But we went in 2-0 up at half-time. We came out in the second half and defended really well, and scored tow more goals and could have had more.
"It's a pleasing result but we have to get out of the pattern of getting one good result, one bad result and one indifferent one."
Striker Luke Medley scored twice against the Deres while Philip Brown-Bampoe and Antwon McKenzie were also on target.
Anslow said: "Luke is scoring goals. He has spent the majority of the season up top on his own. We changed formation on Saturday to get two up top. We wanted to impose ourselves on them.
"We also have young Daniel Pepple who is 18 and he was disappointed not to score. But i spent 15 minutes after the game, explaining to him how well he had played, helping to set up our goals.
"It worked for Luke having someone up there (with him). Luke is on 17 goals for the season. When you play for a club like Lordswood and have a striker on that many goals, that's alright.
"But i would rather be sharing them out."
After hosting Fisher this weekend, Lordswood are also at home on February 15th, facing promotion-chasers Sheppey United.
Photos courtesy of Allen Hollands