Roffey manager confident of County League survival

NEW ROFFEY boss Terry Eames is convinced his side will comfortably survive in Division 3 of the Sussex County League.

After promotion from the Mid-Sussex League, Roffey have struggled this season, but with the experienced hand of former Forest FC boss Eames at the helm for ten days now, things are already looking up.

Lone frontman Ramin Jarvand gave Roffey the lead against Clymping on Saturday, but three lapses saw them trail 3-1 at the break and that’s how it stayed.

Eames said: “It’s great doing it (managing the side) at the moment. There is a lot of enthusiasm, it was just one of those games when they (Clymping) showed their experience. I am still enthusiastic, we will not finish bottom, looking at what we have got here.

“It will take time, I know coming in at this time we have not got much but it’s great to see how enthusiastic everyone is here. Some of the players were trying things that didn’t quite come off, but it’s good. I am not down-hearted at all, the club is very positive.”

Jarvand headed Roffey into an early lead when he met Euan Bonnyman’s cross, although it was 1-1 soon after, as Clymping capitalised on a mis-timed clearance and Steven Webb netted. The visitors then went in front when Roffey lost the ball in midfield, and with defenders out of position mark White raced through to net. And two minutes later, they had a third, stealing possession again and teeing up Kieron Watkins.

“They are the kind of things we can iron out, and we will be a better side for it,” Eames commented.