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Wingate and Finchley - 10 March
After victory at the weekend, The Gate are in action on Tuesday evening in the first of two clashes against Wingate and Finchley in the space five days.
A last-gasp winner from forward Elliot Reeves secured Margate their first victory since the 25th January and Jay Saunders' side will be looking to record back-to-back wins at home for the first time since October.
Kadell Daniel will be available for selection following a three-game ban but Ben Swift and Noel Leighton remain unavailable.
Wingate suffered a 4-2 loss against Worthing at the weekend but went the whole of February unbeaten whilst defeating some of the League's leading sides, including The Gate's local rivals, Folkestone Invcita.
Saunders is well-aware of the threat The Blues will pose but wants his side to focus on their quality and build some form to carry into the final stages of the 2019/20 campaign.
"This is the first of back to back games between us and Wingate, so it is important to lay down a marker and I am sure Spencer will agree that with the six points meaning so much to both teams it is not ideal!"
The Gate have already got one over their visitors, after a comprehensive 3-1 victory including a brace from Kadell Daniel and a Noel Leighton strike, in the Velocity Trophy back in January. Saunders is quick to point out, that will stand for very little when the two teams line up against each other in the League.
"I know we had a good result in the Velocity Cup a few weeks back, but I am not reading anything into that as both teams tried different things and recently they have had some great results."
Looking back on Saturday's three points, Saunders said:
"I was really pleased to get what I thought was a deserved win. I felt we maybe should have put the game to bed in the first half an hour but we kept plugging away. In the end got a little bit of luck for the goal, albeit with great determination from Press but it's about time something went in our favour!"
Monday, 09 March 2020
By Charlotte Richardson