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Blake believes Bognor can keep on going

Rocks coach Robbie Blake is backing his charges to keep going after the club made it four away wins in a row.


Bognor Regis Town look to have overcome their disappointing start to the season in recent weeks, hitting their stride on the road.


Wins at Isthmian Premier leaders Folkestone Invicta and Kingstonian a fortnight ago were followed up by a 3-1 victory at Isthmian South Central side Uxbridge in the FA Trophy.


Then came a 2-1 win at Bowers & Pitsea in the league in midweek, a success which lifted Rocks up to tenth in the standings.


Blake will be hoping his side keep up that momentum when they host Enfield Town in the league tomorrow (3pm).


That is followed by a trip to SCFL Division One side Storrington in the Sussex Senior Cup on Tuesday, a trophy that Rocks lifted last season (7.15pm).


Speaking after the win in Essex, Blake said:


“I can’t speak highly enough of the lads. I’ve had 12 players and they have put in a massive shift in and its massive credit to them that we’ve managed to win these games.


“Hopefully we can get a couple back and get a couple of bodies in and then make a real push for it


“I firmly believe in the players we have and with a couple of additions we won’t be too far away.”


The win in Essex was sealed after a tense second half in which the Rocks were holding on to a first half strike from Dan Smith.


After Bowers & Pitsea equalised, it looked like the home side would get the winner.


But Rocks rallied and Tommy Leigh poked home after a Smith shot hit the bar.


Blake said:


“We didn’t show the composure in the second half and I think they were unlucky to lose.


“The second goals was the only good bit of play when we did go wide to Ashton [Leigh] and Dan unlucky to hit the cross bar and Tommy there to finish.”


There was a similar feel to proceedings last Saturday too when Rocks overcame a spirited Uxbridge side in the FA Trophy thanks to goals from James Crane and a brace from Doug Tuck.


That win has set up a home tie against East Thurrock United next Saturday (November 8, 3pm).


The club were shocked in midweek to hear of the passing of Doug Glossop, a club stalwart and popular matchday steward who manned the gate at Nyewood Lane for many years.


Details of a fitting tribute are expected to be announced soon.

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