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Rocks urged to pick up where they left off

Bognor coach Robbie Blake wants his side to pick up where they left off following two fantastic home wins over Haringey Borough and Leatherhead.

 

Rocks had a rare Saturday off last week thanks to their early exit from the FA Cup.

 

The break probably came at the worst time for the club as, after a difficult start to the Isthmian Premier campaign, the club had started to pick up.

 

Two home wins in four days had lifted the Rocks from the relegation zone into 12th spot after nine games.

 

But crucially the feel of the side had changed, with a more stable defence giving the team confidence that they could attack and get their just rewards.

 

Now the challenge from Rocks manager Jack Pearce and coach Blake is for the squad to keep the good times going at home to Potters Bar Town tomorrow (3pm).

 

Blake said:

 

“We’ve enjoyed a tremendous turnaround in the past two games and we need to try to keep that momentum going on Saturday when we play Potters Bar.

 

“The two previous results have been so encouraging and for me, one of the most pleasing aspects from both games was the desire of players.

 

“And the reaction of the supporters who stayed to clap the players off the pitch tells you how pleasing it was for all of us at the club.”

 

Rocks will have a new face between the sticks for tomorrow’s match as Reading keeper Myles Roberts joined the club.

 

The young stopper met up with his new teammates this week for training after stand-in replacement James Holden switched to Isthmian League South Central Division Bracknell Town.

 

He is expected to make his debut in front of a big home crowd with Bognor backing the Non-League Day celebrations while raising money for Prostate Cancer UK.

 

The club is offering entry for just £5 for Emergency Services and Armed Forces personnel (ID card required) as well as admitting all under 16s for free.

 

Whyke United Under 9s and Bognor Regis Town Under 9s will act as mascots before the match before taking part in a half-time penalty shoot out.

 

Rocks general manager Simon Cook said: “Non-League Day is a superb way to showcase all that is good about our game and we hope to see as many people come along on the day to back the cause and cheer on the Rocks.”

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