Shoreham: We're already thinking about next season

We are asking local football clubs to assess their season so far. Here, we quiz Shoreham FC co-chairman Stuart Slaney

Ramon Santos has been a key man for Shoreham - here he is scoring against Seaford / Picture: Stephen Goodger

Q How would you assess the start to the season you have made in the league and cups? What are the positives and negatives?

A The start of the season, league wise, has gone well albeit with not many games played. The squad was improved around every two weeks with a new player that made a difference.

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The cups, however, have been a bit different as we used a lot of fringe players and youth players in all the cup runsl.

This was to give those players experience and game time against decent opposition.

The results in the cup games was not the main focus, it was all about improving our youth players.

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Star player(s) so far?

Senior team - Ramon Santos, Joel Sayers and Robin Deen. U18s - Danny Jones, Luca Slaney and goalkeeper Tarek Elhadaoui

Best performance so far?

Seaford in the league with a 3-1 win, and our away win on penalties at Godalming in the FA Vase.

How hard has it been cramming so many games in after the later start to the season, and now coming to a standstill again? Has it been unsettling for players, club officials and the manager, and difficult to plan?

Fitting games in has not been too bad, there’s not been much difference from previous seasons.

Things coming to a standstill has unsettled the entire club with regards to there being no training and the teams being able to keep morale up and team bonding time.

The managers and coaches have been in constant contact with all players to make sure everyone is safe and well.

The main focus is to hopefully get two training sessions in before we kick a ball in a competitive game again on December 8 at home to Storrington FC.

Then we will look to keep some kind of momentum going into next year.

Given the uncertainty of things going forward, we hope we can finish the season in readiness for us building and planning to get out of division one of the SCFL in season 21-22.