THE number 37 certainly isn't a magic one for Neil Shipperley.
That's the number of players used by the Bedfont boss this season, who blooded more new faces in Tuesday's 1-1 draw at home to Cove.
Some of the reason for the high player turnover has been down to Shipperley showing players the door, but he accused others of lacking the character to fight for a shirt the first time they are dropped.
But the former Crystal Palace striker is confident he'll get it right.
He said: "Thirty-seven is a terrible number of players to have used. Some I've got rid of because they weren't going to do things the way I expect, but others you drop a couple of times and they go off in a massive sulk. So we've had to change systems and we had a left midfield player at centre back against Cove."
Mark Nicholls' free kick earned the hosts a draw against Cove in a game ruined by wind and rain.
That point was one more than they got on Saturday when they went down 4-1 at home to Molesey, with on-loan defender Ryan Fenton scoring their consolation goal.
Shipperley thought the scoreline was harsh on his side, but admitted poor defending of dead-ball situations cost them dear.
He said: "I didn't think it was a 4-1 game but we defended very poorly. We are very vulnerable at set pieces at the moment as we are not getting a lot of time to work on them because of all the Tuesday night games, but at least we know what our problems are.
"We are not scratching our heads thinking what the hell is going on - we'll get it right."
Meanwhile, an experimental Bedfont Green side crashed out of the Red Insure Cup on Tuesday night. Dean Banks made his debut in goal for Green but was beaten by a header after only 10 minutes.
A second in first-half stoppage time meant it was a long way back, and the visitors were killed off by a third in the last quarter of an hour.
There was better news for AFC Bedfont Green as Craig Dunckley's last-gasp goal gave them a 3-2 win at Shalford in their Surrey Intermediate Division One match on Saturday.
It was the second of a double for Dunckley, while Shane Stoneman had earlier opened the scoring with a 25-yard free kick.