Forest set County League promotion target

HOR 090411Football. Horsham YMCA v Faversham. photo by derek martin

HOR 090411Football. Horsham YMCA v Faversham. photo by derek martin

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FOREST need to take 16 points from their last six games to stand a chance of promotion from Sussex County League Division 3, according to boss Dean Potter.

A 1-1 draw at Bosham on Saturday extended Horsham-based Forest’s unbeaten run to seven games, but Potter admits they may be looking back on dropped points as costly, as they sit seven points off a promotion spot.

So, Potter wants to go on an end-of-season promotion charge to enchance their chances, starting tonight against second-placed Saltdean.

He said: “I think we have a half chance (of promotion), but two draws in the last two weeks have damaged us. I don’t think we can afford to drop many more points really, and I think we have to get 16 out of the last 20 to finish in the top two.

“Saltdean need the points to stay in the top two, and we need the points to have a chance of finishing in the top two.

“But it has been a great season and I said at the start I would be happy with a top six finish, now I think I would be disappointed if we didn’t finish in the top four.”