We can handle marathon schedule, says Lowestoft Town’s Curtley Williams
Lowestoft Town defender Curtley Williams believes the Blues squad have the necessary dedication to overhaul leaders Whitehawk between now and the end of the season.
The Blues face seven matches in 14 days starting against Carshalton Athletic at home on Saturday as they embark on a programme in which they are likely to have to win every game to be in with a chance of the title.
Lowestoft's 4-1 win over Cray Wanderers on Tuesday night took the Trawlerboys to within 12 points of Whitehawk with four games in hand but the hard work has only just begun.
The Blues' squad face something of an endurance test to complete their league programme and Williams says it is essential the Blues' players look after themselves when they are away from Crown Meadow.
'We're playing a lot of games and it might catch up with us – hopefully it won't because we all want to stay really fresh,' said Williams, who has overcome a hamstring injury recently. 'You've probably seen this 'Operation Lean' business – it's all about taking care of yourself.
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'We've used it as a bit of banter but we've used it to emphasise how important it is for us to look after ourselves when we are away from the club.
'Whatever we do away from the club we just want to give ourselves the best chance to perform on match day.'
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Williams got his first goal for the club in the win over Cray and has been one of the Blues' outstanding players since he joined in December.
The former Ipswich Town Academy product was pleased to open his account for the Trawlerboys and is determined to keep their promotion charge on track at home to basement boys, Carshalton.
'We're really happy – we played well in the first half and fully deserved to go in 4-0 up at half-time,' he said. 'It was good to get my goal and I probably should have got a second after half-time.
'We just need to keep it going on Saturday now. I've been looking at their (Carshalton's) results recently and they have managed to turn a few teams over.
'It's not going to be an easy game – we are going to have to approach the game with the same mentality as we have done tonight.
'We've got to do the job because we can't afford to let off now.'