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Maidstone

By rwakeley (legacy user)21/12/2014 02:03Sun Dec 21 02:03:28 2014

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Just dropped in to congratulate the lads on yet another job well done.
Disciplined performances like yesterday emanate from the staff and preparation and its subsequent implementation. I thought we looked composed at the back and in doing so took much of the sting from their approach play - almost to the degree where a stalemate ensued. Ben and Fish further galvanized the defence with solid performances. With oblilatory injuries and suspensions most teams would be weakened, our alternative options when implemented appear to provide further depth and scope.
The Stones scored a cracking goal and restricted any real movement from our forwards. They coped with virtually every ariel duel - ironically upto the equaliser.
Plenty of hard battles to come.
The appearances milestones are testimony to the loyalty and maturity of both players. That maturity is being bourne out in the continued success on the field.
Have a great christmas everybody.

rwakeley

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Re: Maidstone

By Paul Butler (legacy user)21/12/2014 16:11Sun Dec 21 16:11:31 2014In response to MaidstoneTop of thread

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I moaned after dropping points last Saturday (and maintain it was a case of two points dropped) but since then we have got four points from two very hard away games. Praise for everyone on that performance, Ben made some cracking saves to keep us in it, Andre handled being kicked all over the place very well, and Gary subbed him at the right point to avoid it boiling over and bringing Dave in for a bit more grit in the tackle. Casey was superb when he came on, and changed the game in our favour for the last ten minutes. The referee had a strange game, giving us absolutely nothing first half and almost everything in the second.

Maidstone are a big, physical side, threw their elbows in the aerial challenges, and it's no surprise that it kicked off a bit at the end (not sure what happened from the far end)

Cracking point, now onto three games at Earlsmead to hopefully carry on the good work.

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