/ Watt: "Character of Performance was Most Impressive"
Watt: "Character of Performance was Most Impressive"
Margate Manager Steve Watt hailed the character of his side after they fought back from behind to record a 2-1 away win at Merstham on Tuesday evening.
The Blues fell behind in the 8th minute but a goal in each half of the game from Jordan Chiedozie and Kane Haysman ensured the Blues left Surrey with all three points.
“The boys worked incredibly hard tonight to get the three points. The conditions were terrible and Merstham are a good side so you throw that into the mix and tonight is a huge win”.
Watt lost Defender Chris Sessegnon before the game due to a knee injury and the task was made even harder in the 10th minute as Tom Wynter limped off with a suspected hamstring injury but the Boss thinks that only adds to how big of a three points it turned out to be.
“To lose two influential defenders on the night is frustrating and will certainly make it difficult until they are back but I think credit must go to Ben Swift and Jack Evans who covered them positions superbly and also Prescott for coming on so early and making an impact”.
“Tonight is one of those results where you look at it and think at the end of the season it could be a massive three points but for now we move on to Bowers & Pitsea on Saturday in the FA Trophy and try to keep our good run going”.
The boss also had a particular mention for goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley and Striker Jordan Chiedozie.
“Lenny has made a massive save at 1-0 to prevent them doubling their lead then we go up the other end and score. That is the difference from losing this game to winning it and that is what Lenny brings us”.
“Jordan was also superb, he doesn’t stop running and his goal was incredible and we are now starting to see the fully fit Jordan that we knew when we signed him up”.
Watt is expecting a tough tie against a team one league below the Blues but recognises it is a great chance for his side to progress.
“When the draw is made all you want is a tie that you feel is winnable and that is certainly the case with this one but we have to be professional on Saturday and make sure we do our job”.
“There is no doubt that the injuries we have won’t help but we want to progress and we certainly hope to do that on Saturday afternoon”.
Wednesday, 08 November 2017
By Ryan Day