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Watt Reacts To Met Police Draw
Manager Steve Watt was pleased to see his side extend their unbeaten run in March but couldn’t hide his disappointment that a late minute equaliser denied Margate more.
“I’m gutted with the late goal we’ve conceded. We didn’t get close enough to our normal standards in the first half, but I have to give credit to the boys for their display in the second. I thought we had done enough to deserve three points.”
“I wasn’t happy with how we started and we looked at that at half time. After the break, I thought we dominated, got our equaliser and then a good lead. They’ve been fortunate with a great strike at the end and I feel for the boys as their efforts during the last two games have deserved more than two points.”
Despite the disappointing equaliser, Watt credited his side for their endeavour whilst travelling away from home over the past four weeks.
“It’s been a strange season in the sense we seem to have these long periods on the road without a home game, but then we had that spell of five back-to-back at Hartsdown in January! We’ve had some really challenging journeys to make this month and we’ve remained unbeaten, which is not an easy thing to do in this league.”
“The boys have shown great character, they’ve dug deep when they’ve needed to and never given up the fight. I’d like to have a few more points chalked up to reflect that but it’s a massive positive for us that we’ve only lost two so far this year and are pulling together through suspensions and injury too.”
The Gate return to Hartsdown Park next Saturday and Watt admitted it will be nice to return home.
“We are really lucky that we get the support we do away from home. Today felt like a home game to a certain degree, as the supporters were so loud and encouraging.”
“All the players headed straight over to applaud our fans after the game because they really did make a difference. It wasn’t the nicest conditions to play a game of football, let alone watch and support the way they did for 90 minutes”
“It feels like a long time since the Burgess Hill game, when the crowd was outstanding again. It’s good to see the crowds growing and hopefully we will get a good number down at the weekend because Enfield are going to be a tough team to get anything from and we know our fans make a really good atmosphere.”
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Monday, 19 March 2018
By Charlotte Richardson