Wilson’s Rooks ready for Billericay

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Lewes boss Garry Wilson is keen to replicate last season’s away victory at Billericay, as his side again prepare for the 82 mile trip to Essex for their Ryman Premier League fixture on Saturday.

Wilson is aware it will be a difficult game as The Rooks sit nine league places below The Blues in 20th place. However, he remains optimistic.

He said: “Craig Edwards the (Billericay) manager always has battling-type football teams, big,strong and good at set-pieces. We’ve got to be prepared. We won 1-0 up there last year and we’ve got to defend really strongly and work hard to get a result.

“I think when you are away from home sometimes you just have to soak up the game which allows you to break off and counter attack...we scored a goal up there last year doing that. Hopefully we’ll try and take the game to them as well.”

With Lewes conceding merely once in their last three league outings, Wilson credits his team’s current five game undefeated streak to their defensive solidarity. Certain to be a vital part of their game plan at the New Lodge ground, The Rooks are looking to enhance their form over the Christmas period.

Wilson commented: “I just hope the games stay on with the weather because we’ve got a lot of momentum going at the moment. We’re getting things right tactically so we want to keep that going.”

When asked about the prospect of his side pulling away from their lowly counterparts with three games in hand, he remarked: “Yes well that’s a hope. We’ve got to the top of the bottom pack and we’re only a few points off the next group of four teams so we need to claw them back in and get to the top of that pack. We’re confident we can do that.”

No current injury concerns for Lewes means Wilson has broad squad selection possibilities, as victory against the Blues will be one step further away from the basement boys.