Tudors keeper Butler aiming for a vital three points at Whitehawk

Hemel Town goalkeeper Jamie Butler believes that a win against Whitehawk tomorrow could be just what the Tudors need to get their promotion hopes back on track.

Friday, 12th February 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 7:15 am
Hemel Town FC goalkeeper Jamie Butler. Picture (c) Alan Palmer

Hemel go into the game on the back of two draws and two defeats from their last four National League South matches, and Butler knows that the Tudors must start putting together a run of form if they want to make the top-five.

“We’ve had a bit of a mixed season – we started off well but we haven’t had a great deal of consistency since the first five games,” said Butler. “We seem to win a couple, lose one, then draw one so we need to start putting a little bit of a run together.

“It’s frustrating because we have given a lot of leads away. We are dangerous going forward but defensively we haven’t had a settled back four. As soon as we can get that, we can start to build relationships and that will only help us.

“We will always score because we are a very attacking team, so if we could become a little bit more solid at the back we will stop giving away leads and start seeing games out.”

Butler knows that he could be in for a busy afternoon on the south coast tomorrow, but believes that a win could be vital in the context of the playoff race.

“We’ve watched a bit of Whitehawk and I would say that they are quite similar to us – they like to play football and have got players who can hurt you going forward but we have got to go there and get a result,” said the Hemel number one.

“It’s a game where a draw isn’t much good to either side because both teams need to win. I think everyone would be buzzing with a 1-0, so hopefully we can go down there and get a clean sheet.

“One win would get us right back up there with a game in hand, and it would give us the confidence that we need to go on a good run. Saturday is a massive game so to get the win would really help us to push on.”