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Howell’s Rocks ready for Nyewood return

Rocks boss Jamie Howell is urging his charges to keep on going as their strong start to the season continues.


Bognor continue to perform against the odds, with a 3-1 win away at Leatherhead on Saturday taking them to the top of the Ryman Premier.


After no home game for three weeks, the Rocks return to Nyewood Lane this week for a double header – with Hendon tomorrow (3pm) and Kingstonian on Tuesday (7.45pm).


While both are sitting mid-table, the form book shows they save their best performances for on the road – something Howell is well aware of.


Speaking to The Post, he said: “They will not be easy games. I know a little about both sides so we wil need to be at our best to get something from the matches.


“We’re at home which is good and I just hope we can continue doing what we have been doing.”


The double header comes after a battling 3-1 away win in Surrey.


An early strike from Jimmy Muitt put the Rocks on course for three points until the visitors fought back in the second period.


But two late goals – the first a well taken effort from Alex Parson and then a scruffy goal for


Ollie Pearce – sealed the victory, taking Howell’s side to the top of the Ryman Premier.


A midweek win for Havant and Waterlooville at Worthing has since pushed Bognor into second. But regardless of the league position Howell is pleased with how things are going.


He said: “We were not at our best against Leatherhead, it was probably one of our poorest performances of the season.


“After their equaliser I thought we would be lucky to hang on to a point. But the lads dug deep.”


He added: “I’m just delighted where we are at the moment. Can we stay where we are? I’m not sure, I’m just really happy with the way things are going.”

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