Gaffer's Chat with Harry Hudson - 10/11/2018
Whyteleafe FC fan and motoring journalist, Steve Hole, has his regular weekly cup of tea with Leafe manager, Harry Hudson.
This week, Harry brings us up to date after a quieter week, for the club and he reviews our pleasing win away to Whitstable Town last Saturday and upcoming fixture on Saturday (November 10 – Church Road, 3PM) against Haywards Heath Town.
Each week Harry will bring us his thoughts and important team news, the ins, the outs, and the highs and lows.
Harry, by the standards of recent weeks this one has been extremely quiet. Another accomplished win last Saturday against Whitstable Town. How did you see the game? I think accomplished is a good word to describe the Whitstable performance. From the first whistle, we asserted ourselves on the game and looked dangerous. We could and should have scored more and put the game to bed earlier but I was pleased with the squad on Saturday - we had suspensions and players unavailable so to perform like that was very positive.
With the signing of Trey Williams from poor old Thamesmead you now have serious options in attack, which must give you pleasure? Most certainly! Trey was excellent on Saturday and he will give us more options going forward, which adds another string to our offensive bow!
Tell us a little bit more about Trey? I have known Trey for a number of years and signed him last year at Croydon FC. He is an exceptional 1v1 attacker with an eye for goals and assists. He can play anywhere across the front positions and will be an asset for our club!
Some of the fans are a little worried that Gus wasn’t around for Saturday’s visit to Whitstable. What was the reason? He had a family funeral so was unavailable!
We’re over 25 per cent through the season so apart from Cray Wanderers and Hastings United, which teams have impressed you so far and who else do you rate as play-off contenders? I would say Horsham, Hythe and VCD in my opinion.
For what seems like the first home game for ages, we entertain Haywards Heath Town at Church Road, this Saturday (November 10 - 3PM) what do you know about our opponents who were promoted to our league this season? Did you face them with Croydon last season? No I think they were promoted from the Sussex league so we did not play them last year. I know they have had an excellent week! They narrowly lost to Cray 1-0 and then beat Crawley Town in the Sussex County Cup on Tuesday 3-1, which is an outstanding result! They will be a tough outfit but we are looking forward to returning home and playing back in front of our fans. If we can replicate our performance against Whitstable I am sure we will come away with the result we want and need.
Finally, my usual last question! There were a few regulars missing last week, in addition to Gus. Have you got any few injuries to deal with? Harrison and Matt O’Donoghue are back from their suspensions, Gus and Hector are available after personal issues and Helge is back from injury. Apart from Ashley Paul Robinson we have a full squad to pick from, which is nice.