Updated: Nov 21, 2019
MEDWAY MESSENGER - THURSDAY 24th OCTOBER 2019
Lordswood boss Darren Anslow is taking nothing for granted this weekend despite Luke Medley's fine form.
Medley has scored four goals in back-to-back wins, including a hat-trick in a 6-0 Kent Senior Trophy success at Erith & Belvedere on Sunday.
Josh Jackson, Felix Ogeah and an own goal completed their tally.
Lords bid to make it three in a row when they host Southern Counties East strugglers Crowborough Athletic this Saturday.
The Sussex side have conceded 45 goals in 12 league games, including eight against Bearsted and six against Chatham.
Anslow has warned against complacency and said: "We're not naive enough to take Crowborough lightly regardless of how they're doing. We were on a bad run ourselves recently so we know what it's like.
"We managed to dig ourselves out of a hole and if we can do it, there's no reason why they can't."
Crowborough will surely be wary of Medley though, particularly after his hat-trick.
Anslow said: "We've changed our style a little bit and it's worked for him.
"It's making life a little easier for him because in the period when we were struggling, he was a little isolated up there.
"His three finishes on Sunday were top class and he could have had a couple more where he's made chances for himself. We brought him in to score goals and that's four in two now."
New arrivals Antwon McKenzie, Taylor Fisher and Josh Jackson have boosted Lordswood while 17 year old Shaike Kamara continues to impress on the right wing, setting up the first three goals at Erith & Belvedere.
Anslow said: "A couple of new faces have freshened it up and Sunday was probably the closest we've been, in terms of performance, to our form at the start of the season."