3G surface will help our game – Tricky

Lancing manager Richard Whittington

Lancing manager Richard Whittington

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LANCING Football Club boss Richard Whittington believes the new 3G surface which is being installed at Culver Road will help his side.

Lancers met Eastbourne Borough in a friendly on the 3G surface at Brighton & Hove Albion’s Mash Barn Lane training base on Saturday.

Although Lancing lost the game 5-1, Whittington felt it was beneficial for his players as they attempt to ramp up fitness levels.

He said: “It was a really difficult game for us against a top team but we got what we wanted from it, with fitness levels tested and minutes for the players.

“I think it was important to have a game on a 3G surface as well. That surface will help us next season with the type of football we play.

“We like to keep the ball down and pass out from the back, so that should help us as a side.

“Work is underway and should be completed by September.”

Lancers will play all of their league matches away from Culver Road until the 3G surface is ready for match action.

Lancing began their pre-season friendly programme with a 5-0 win over Ringmer, on the 3G surface at Brighton Rugby Club, earlier this month.

Lancers travel to Haywards Heath on Saturday and are at Storrington on Tuesday.

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