With last Saturday’s game with Lowestoft postponed, we caught up with manager Adam Flanagan to look ahead to what will be a busy Christmas and New Year period with the Beachboys playing five matches over fifteen days.

After the postponement of the Trophy game last week, has it given the team time to re-charge their batteries for the busy Christmas period?

We have picked up a few knocks recently so having some extra time to help these recover before a busy Christmas period has been a blessing. We have two very important games coming up and will want to go into the festive season with two very strong performances.

With a number of games in a short space of time, will you have to rotate the squad?

Christmas will be an interesting period for us for the reasons you have said lots of games over a very short period of time. We will have to utilise the squad and I see that as being a positive as if we want to be successful this season and put together a new unbeaten run then we will need every player to be accountable and bring their best performances into every game.

What is life like for a non-league football manager over Christmas, do you get to spend much time with the family?

I have never not had football over Christmas so my family are aware of the Christmas routine. I work for a manufacturing company who close down for the Christmas period so this enables me to spend the days outside of football with them and make up for not being around.

We play Ebbsfleet twice over the Christmas period so two very challenging games but the pressure will be on them to win them both. We also face Bishop Stortford in between who beat us earlier on in the season and we will want to avenge that result at our place.

For me there is no better time to watch non-league football than over Christmas so I hope to see as many people as possible at these games as your support is much needed and appreciated.


Adam was chatting to Chris Clark.