United seek to shake off disappointment at Faversham

Hastings United attacking player Harry Stannard seeks to escape the clutches of a Horsham defender on Saturday. Picture courtesy Scott White

Hastings United attacking player Harry Stannard seeks to escape the clutches of a Horsham defender on Saturday. Picture courtesy Scott White

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Hastings United's footballers will seek to shake off the disappointment of conceding right at the death on Saturday when they return to action tonight (Tuesday).

The U's will travel to Faversham Town in Ryman Football League Division One South keen to hit back after letting in an added time leveller in the 1-1 weekend draw at Horsham.

That result left United 11th in the table - seven points behind a Corinthian-Casuals side which occupies the final play-off spot of fifth with three games in hand.

They will stay 11th regardless of the outcome of tonight's game against a Faversham outfit which trails them by four points and two places having played an extra match.

It will be United's second trip to the Shepherd Neame Stadium in three weeks following their penalty shoot-out defeat with a much-changed side in a Robert Dyas Cup second round tie.

United's squad continues to be stretched by injuries. They were without four defenders and first choice goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley at Horsham, and midfielder Barry Cogan went off after just 15 minutes of that game.

Kick-off tonight is 7.45pm.

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