Back-to-Back Derby Games for Faversham

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Faversham Town face two derby games in four days as they bid to extend their five-game unbeaten run in Ryman League Division One South.

Saturday’s trip to Ramsgate is followed by the visit of league leaders Maidstone United to Salters Lane on Tuesday and Lilywhites boss Ray Turner says he is relishing the challenge.

He said: “When the fixtures came out, they weren’t overly favourable and we had to wait a long time for a Kent derby at home. I’m sure Maidstone will bring a few supporters and I hope we put on a performance.

“We’re not going to take a backward step. I’m always really positive. I don’t set my teams up to get a point – we’ve got enough attacking players to cause problems for any team in this league.

“We’ve been all right away from home. We’ve been changing systems because I want the team to be quite adaptable. It’s going to be a tough game at Ramsgate and we’re going to have to be physically and mentally strong and be prepared to be under pressure.”

Dale Skelton’s return to the squad means Turner has a full complement of players to pick from at Southwood. The game against Maidstone could see Stone and Hockton facing their former club.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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