Wealdstone manager watches his side lose 3-1 to Hampton & Richmond but maintains promotion focus
Points target: Gordon Bartlett
Gordon Bartlett has set his sights on a century of points in a bid to lead Wealdstone to Conference South football next season.
The Stones boss watched his side lose in the league for the second time this season, 3-1 at home to Hampton & Richmond Borough on Saturday, but the men of the Vale are still looking down on the rest after amassing 51 points in the first half of what is a 46-game league campaign.
And while he is never a man to take things for granted, the veteran of the dugout who has been in the hot-seat at Wealdstone since 1995 claims his target is a realistic one.
He said: “I told the boys on Saturday our target is 100 points and that is possible if we look back on the first half of the season and some of the games we haven’t won.
Speculative: Ex-Ks man Luke Wanadio netted for Hampton in blustery conditions at Margate
In conditions more reminiscent of a winter storm in the Outer Hebrides, the Hampton & Richmond Borough twice took the lead at Margate, but they couldn't hold on to the win as the hosts struck in the last minute to secure a 2-2 draw.
The Beavers started the match with the wind and rain behind them, and in the seventh minute, thought they'd taken the lead, but Dan Thompson was deemed offside by the assistant.
Ten minutes later, Hampton made amends as newly contracted Charlie Moone fired home from the spot for his 23rd goal of the season having been felled by keeper Craig Holloway.