United travel to London today to face Dulwich Hamlet in Saturday’s 3pm kick-off at Imperial Fields.
It’s back to National League South action for TUFC manager Gary Johnson and his team. Last Saturday’s win over Basingstoke in the third round qualifying of the FA Trophy came after extra-time and penalties.
“They’ve trained alright this week,” said Johnson at his weekly press call. “We’ve had a chat about it, and we know what it is for us and for an opposition team to level the game up. It could be the weather, it could the pitch, it could be complacency in your own team – all sorts of things. We had a good chat about that. We’ve got that game behind us now and hopefully we can go into these two games full of confidence.”
Dulwich Hamlet played a Buildbase FA Trophy replay against Welling in mid-week and came out 2-1 winners.
“We’ve watched them play the last couple of games, the last one being at home, a very good result in the FA Trophy replay against Welling. We know what we’re coming to and once again we’re at a level where you have to turn up. You have to get the journey out of your system very quickly and put on a performance.”
The Hamlet are in 15th place in the National League South with six wins, four draws, and eight losses from their eighteen games so far.
“They’re lively, a lively team,” said Johnson about Saturday’s opponents. “They mix their shapes every now and again. I would have thought by the way they played yesterday and the result they got, you’d have thought they look to play a similar team. It was a very good performance against a strong Welling team.
“I don’t want to say too much about their strengths and weakness and give anything away to them.”
Alex Bass, Asa Hall, and Ryan Dickson resumed full training this week. Jamie Sendles-White is also fit after being laid low by a migraine.
National League South | Dulwich Hamlet Vs Torquay United | 01/12/18 | 3pm KO | For more info on Saturday’s match click here.