‘We’ll bounce back’ say United

Things get a touch heated during Hastings United's 3-1 defeat away to Redhill on Tuesday night. Picture courtesy Joe Knight
Things get a touch heated during Hastings United's 3-1 defeat away to Redhill on Tuesday night. Picture courtesy Joe Knight

Hastings United head into the bank holiday weekend with assistant boss Ben White convinced they can get their stuttering early season back on track.

The U’s endured a miserable week which saw individual errors contribute to a 1-0 loss at home to Chipstead and then a 3-1 reverse away to Redhill.

They also picked up several injuries and a “massively harsh” red card with Jordan Johnson receiving his marching orders inside the opening half-hour in midweek.

United will travel to Burgess Hill Town in Ryman Football League Division One South today (Saturday). Two days later they will host Hythe Town.

“We’ve got some good characters in terms of players and staff, and an experienced group of players and an experienced group of staff so we’ll bounce back no problem,” said White. “I’m convinced we’re a good side and convinced we will compete this year; there’s no need to panic.”

Frankie Sawyer (hamstring) is the biggest doubt, while boss Terry White returns to the dugout after missing the last two games for personal reasons.

TODAY’S FOOTBALL FIXTURES

(Kick-off 3pm unless stated)

Ryman League, Division 1 South: Burgess Hill Town v Hastings Utd.

Macron Store Sussex County League, Division 2: Haywards Heath Town v Little Common; Mile Oak v Bexhill Utd.

Reserve Section (East): Langney Wanderers v Bexhill Utd 4.30; Westfield v Hailsham Town.