Kent Football League
Published 31st May 2011
....a third successive season is going to be a tall order.
Bay have finished runners-up to Faversham Town and Hythe Town in the last two campaigns, losing out to the latter last month on goal difference.
With Hythe promoted to Ryman League Division One South and Chatham Town earning a reprieve from relegation, it is likely Bay will start the new campaign as favourites to win the league.
Halsey believes it will be tough to live up to expectations and is relying on new signings to keep the momentum going.
He said: "To be honest we’re going to do well to be up there again this season. It’s the third year I’m going to have to ask the players to perform and be front runners again. You can’t keep doing it indefinitely - somewhere along the line it will fall flat. The motivation will be there from myself and the players, but you can’t keep doing it.
"Everyone’s saying we have to keep this squad together, which we do have to, but at the end of the day we do need a few new faces in training to inject a bit of hunger into the side."
Talks continue with targets, but like all Kent League sides Bay are unable to get a commitment from players until the registration forms come out later in the summer.
Folkestone Invicta have made an approach for Dan Lawrence, but Bay are reluctant to allow the winger, who is one of two players from last season’s squad still on a contract, to leave.