Bulls eye target of one last home win

Lorne Bickley leads the golden boot race in the Combined Counties Premier South this season with 34 from 38 games Picture: SIMON ROE (35614731)

WITH third place solidified, Jersey Bulls will aim to ‘put on a show’ for their faithful fans in their final home game of the Combined Counties Premier South season tomorrow, against Redhill.

Gary Freeman’s side have enjoyed a season of growth, highlighted by Lorne Bickley’s standout performances.

The front-man leads the league in goals, bagging 34 in just 38 games, with ten assists.

However, the manager admits Bulls must ‘learn from the best’ in order to ensure promotion next season.

Freeman said: ‘I think we always have to look at what the teams above us are doing better. That is the only way to improve and look forward.

‘At this level the margins are very fine, but the top teams manage game situations slightly better and we must improve at that to be in the promotion conversation next season.

‘We know that the league positions are set, but we have a group of players who are very proud to wear the Jersey Bulls shirt and we will aim to put on a show for the fans who have been with us all season.

‘The lads are hoping for a big crowd and to conclude our home fixtures with a solid win, regardless of the context.’

Surrey-based Redhill, meanwhile, have experienced an indifferent season, which has left them marooned in mid-table. They have claimed just two wins across their last seven league fixtures.

Despite disappointment at missing promotion once again, the back end of the campaign has allowed Jersey to try new formations and tactics.

Freeman added: ‘We have had some good chats between the coaching staff and the players with regards to how we play.

‘Fundamentally, not much will change, but if we can tweak one or two things to help us get to the next step, that’s what we will do.’

Action from Springfield Stadium gets underway at 2pm.

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