After hosting the league leaders on Tuesday, Invicta travel to 3rd place Billericay Town on Saturday
Andy Drury added to his defensive options this week with the signing of Michael Kedman.
Meanwhile, two names who won’t be on the Invicta team sheet this weekend are Jordon Ababio who has joined Ashford United on loan and Scott Heard who has departed for Herne Bay.
Defender Toby Byron will be available despite his red card on Tuesday night, with his suspension not coming into effect for 7 days.
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Andy Drury spoke on Thursday:
“We’ve been putting in good performances over the past month and we are looking to go to Billericay and be positive and get all 3 points. We feel like we have deserved more than we have got from the past couple of games, it’s been a tough spell but the boys have been working hard, they’ve been good, as long as we continue doing the right things and cut out mistakes the results will come.”
Invicta will line up in red & white striped shirts with red shorts and socks.
We are due for an overcast but dry afternoon at Billericay with temperatures a mild 12 degrees.
Invicta are unbeaten in 6 against the Essex side with 4 wins and 2 draws.
Invicta were 1-0 winners in the reverse fixture at the Alcaline Stadium in November as Luke Holness struck in injury time.
We also left it late last season at New Lodge. 2-0 down at half time, goals form Ade Yusuff and Ibrahim Olutade turned the game on its head in the 2nd half as Invicta left with all 3 points on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
With Hornchurch seemingly well in control of the title race, Billericay are certainly making a push for that home playoff draw, currently sitting 3rd behind Chatham Town with a game in hand.
Gary McCann’s side have been in fine form since Christmas as they look to keep pace with the leaders, who they draw 1-1 with last month.
They have the best defence in the division having conceded only 20 goals in 26 games and have been in great form in front of goal of late, scoring 14 goals at home in their 4 games since the turn of the year.
New Lodge is one of the most impressive stadiums in the Isthmian Premier Division, with covered stands on all 4 sides and an impressive bar.
The playing surface is 3G.
Always check rail times/strike action before you travel.
With a recused public transport service on Saturday we wouldn’t recommend using the train to reach Billericay, with journey times estimated at a minimum of 2 and a half hours.
Thankfully it is just 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Folkestone.