Bosses delight as Chichester City move onwards and upwards

CHICHESTER City’s bosses are targeting an extended run of good form after celebrating their second win on the trot - a 1-0 success at Sidley in division one of the Sussex League.

A Ken Hagan penalty just after the hour mark earned City victory at Sidley four days after they’d won 3-2 at Arundel.

It left them still third from bottom in the table but within one win of the three sides immediately above them.

Joint boss Neil Sherlock said: “Alex and I are obviously very pleased with two wins in a row, but I am more delighted for the players.

“The commitment and desire they have shown, not just recently but since the start of the season, is fantastic - they should be very proud of themselves.

“We always knew it would be a difficult job to turn the club around, but I really feel like things are going in the right direction.

“The atmosphere around the club and training ground is really good and enjoyable now and the board is fully behind all the men’s and women’s teams, which is reassuring.

“I feel we can start the gradual climb away from the bottom end of the table now. Remember our oldest player is 25 and with only three players in the entire first and development squad having played regular county football before, I think what they’ve done already is a great achievement.

“We’ve nearly doubled the points we achieved for the whole of last season already, so that’s a massive progression and a good sign the club are going in the right direction.

“To go on a good run of results now is critical and Alex and I are working hard to ensure it happens.”

Chichester host Lancing next Tuesday.

STEVE BONE