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Chi targeting double delight against VCD

Chichester City bid to complete a quickfire BetVictor South East league double over VCD Athletic tomorrow.


Chi were 3-0 victors over VCD at Oakwood on the first Tuesday of the year.


The two sides meet again at Oaklands Park with Chichester sitting 15th in the table and VCD five points ahead in eighth place.


VCD, however, have played four matches more as City continue to play catch-up after their FA Cup adventure earlier in the campaign.


Coach Darin Killpartrick wants Chi to take much of last Saturday’s performance into the VCD game.


Although ten-man Chi had to settle for a draw as their run of home games kicked off with a 1-1 draw against Whitstable Town, Killpartrick and fellow coach Danny Potter were satisfied with the way they played.


He told The Post: “We played really well last weekend and we were extremely pleased with the process last week.


“The outcome was not what I felt we deserved but that it is what you are going to get with a young team.


“They have made the same mistakes in two consecutive games but I accept it because it is a young team.


“However, they need to learn a little bit quicker and understand how to see games out a bit better.


“It is just down to game-management.


“They just have to see matches out with a little bit more maturity.


“Some of the things they are doing they would have got away with last year but, now they are playing against more ruthless opposition, they cannot get away with the same mistakes that they are making.”


Lloyd Rowlatt put Chi ahead after Iordache Gicu’s cross from the right came to him in the 38th minute and he placed his shot past keeper Daniel Eason.


Keeper Eason had already palmed a Ryan Davidson header on to the bar by that point after Chi dominated the first-half chances.


Chi also had a couple of efforts hacked off the line but their inability to make their chances count cost them.


Aaron Millbank grabbed the Kent side’s leveller after 82 minutes when his angled strike took a big deflection to sail over goalkeeper Steve Mowthorpe into the far corner.


Davidson was sent off in the 90th minute for a reckless tackle in midfield.


Chichester were indebted to keeper Mowthorpe for securing a point after his late one-on-one save denied substitute Marcus Elliott when he was clean through.


Davidson is suspended for VCD’s visit tomorrow.


Chichester are home again on Tuesday when East Grinstead Town visit Oaklands.


The Wasps are bottom of the table but recently changed managers with Leigh Dynan taking charge after Matt Longhurst’s departure.


Dynan has made a swarm of signings at East Court to bolster the squad as they bid to scramble their way to safety.

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