Job not done yet, says Kane

Sam Adams scores Hastings United's winning goal away to Ramsgate on Easter Monday. Picture courtesy Scott White

Sam Adams scores Hastings United's winning goal away to Ramsgate on Easter Monday. Picture courtesy Scott White

  • Kane says job is not done yet
  • Hastings are two places and four points above drop zone
  • U’s achieved back-to-back 1-0 wins over Easter
  • Boss wants to go unbeaten for rest of season
  • United have three games remaining
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It was an excellent Easter for Hastings United Football Club, but manager Nigel Kane is keen to stress the job is not done yet.

Back-to-back 1-0 wins over Herne Bay and Ramsgate mean the U’s are now two places and four points above the three relegation spots in Ryman League Division One South.

I’ve maintained all along that 46 points should be enough based on the goal difference. We may need 47, but I think 48 will definitely be enough.

Nigel Kane

Third-bottom Ramsgate, however, have a game in hand and a favourable run-in. Three of their four remaining matches are at home and all of them are against teams outside the top nine.

Kane said: “It’s nowhere near completed yet. We said before the Tooting & Mitcham game (on March 28) we wanted to go unbeaten and we’re halfway there. The aim remains to go unbeaten.”

With his team now up to 44 points from 43 games, Kane believes one more win from United’s final three fixtures should be enough and four points will certainly be sufficient.

“Probably one more win, but if I’m totally honest I would rather get three more draws than one win,” he added.

“I’ve maintained all along that 46 points should be enough based on the goal difference. We may need 47, but I think 48 will definitely be enough. There’s still going to be plenty of twists and turns.”