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Margate v Merstham (Bostik Premier)
Margate welcome Merstham to Hartsdown Park tonight (Tuesday) looking to bounce back from Saturdays FA Cup defeat to Leatherhead.
?Manager Steve Watt admitted he was “Gutted” on Saturday and will look for a response from his side as they look to climb to 8th in the Bostik Premier League standings.
Merstham who currently sit 16th in the table arrive at Hartsdown Park on the back of a late 3-2 defeat at Wingate & Finchley on Saturday in the league.
Manager Watt could be able to call upon Jay May tonight whilst Harry Stannard could feature after netting the Blues only goal in Saturday’s defeat. Doubts remain over Jordan Chiedozie and Frannie Collin who failed a last minute fitness test on Saturday after aggravating a groin injury in the ‘Gate’s loss at Enfield ten days ago.
This will be the first league meetings between these two sides however on current form Margate will take note that tonight’s visitors have won away from home for four games whilst the Blues are undefeated in the their previous four home league games.
The Blues will also have to be wary of Merstham striker Ryan Hall who has netted seven times already this season. Hall who includes Southend United, Leeds United, QPR and Rotherham amongst his former employees has scored three from open play and four penalties so far this campaign.
Kick off at Hartsdown Park is 7:45pm but as always if you can’t be there then you can stay right up to date on the clubs official Twitter feed @margate_fc from 7pm.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
By Ryan Day