Hornchurch must live up to marker admits captain Styles
PUBLISHED: 18:00 08 September 2017
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Hornchurch skipper Elliot Styles believes his side have set a marker and must continue to live up to it ahead of their two tests this week.
The Urchins are on the road to face Potters Bar Saturday before also travelling to Maldon & Tiptree on Tuesday evening and Styles wants maximum points from the two trips.
“It’s going to be a busy week but we will be looking to get maximum points from it,” he admitted.
“We have set a marker and we’re there to be shot at right now.”
The long-serving captain believes there is a good feel around the squad right now and is hoping that will help them on the pitch.
“There is a good feel about the club at the moment and it’s been a fantastic start for us.
“We have a great bunch to be around.
“All we can continue to do what we’re doing right now and what is bringing us success.”
Newly-promoted Potters Bar currently sit fifth in the table after picking up three wins and one draw and the defensive midfielder admits they don’t know what to expect.
“Potters Bar have had a good start to the season as well and I imagine will be a tough opposition,” Styles said.
“I haven’t played against them for years, as we haven’t cross paths in a while.
“It could be a big surprise, but sometimes it’s best to not know anyone from the opposition as that way you don’t think about what they have.
“At the end of the day we can only beat what is in front of us.”
Hornchurch suffered a 3-0 loss at the Wallace Binder Stadium last season and the captain believes Tuesday’s return is a chance for revenge.
“It’s an opportunity for us to take revenge on them for what they did to us last year.
“It was surprising, but at their ground they out played out that day and got the result.”
He also admitted they can’t read too much into Maldon’s slow start to the season.
“At this early stage in the season you can’t really take results too serious.
“Some teams take time to find their rhythm and performances may not reflect in some results as well.
“As I said our main focus is Saturday at the moment and then we’ll think about this one after.”
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