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Chi primed for tough road trip

Coach Darin Killpartrick says Chichester City cannot afford to take anyone lightly in BetVictor South East as they head to Faversham Town tomorrow (3pm KO).


Chi are 14th in the table while the Kent side are two points behind in 17th having played four more games.


Faversham have only lost twice at home so will prove a stern test but Killpartrick believes that is par for the course in Isthmian football.


He told The Post: “We have done our due dilligence on them and watched videos but there is not a bad team in the league.


“There is probably a top four in this league and apart from that I think anyone is capable of beating anyone else.


“I found that at Bognor in the Isthmian Premier but not so much when you go into the Conference South.


“In the Isthmian League it is about what your players turn up with on the day.


“You can technically and tactically be ready but if your players haven’t got that hunger and desire to want to win the game, then whoever has is capable of taking it.”


Chi had to settle for a draw last Saturday when Burgess Hill scored in added time for a 2-2 draw at Oaklands Park.


Jamie Horncastle had given Chi a third-minute lead but O’Shaye Giraud-Hutchinson struck on 68 minutes to level.


A Scott Jones header from a Gicu Iordache cross in the 74th minute looked to have won the game but Max Miller levelled deep in stoppage time.


Killpartrick admitted: “I think we’re still just coming back from the hangover of the FA Cup run.


“It will be interesting what the next three months bring.


“It was an incredible journey which has financially stabilised the club for a couple of years, which is a good thing.


“The squad is looking strong now and it is nice that we are getting competition for places back now, which is exactly what we want.”


Jimmy Wild has made a move to Pagham and goes with the best wishes of the club.

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