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Simpson Pleased With Blues Debut
Young Gillingham FC loanee Aaron Simpson made an impressive debut for Margate FC on Tuesday evening, helping seal an important three points at Hartsdown Park.
Speaking after the 2-0 victory over Thurrock, Aaron was pleased with how his performance developed throughout his first 90 minutes for the club.
“I found it good, the fans were very supportive especially in the second half. In the first half, I didn’t do as well as I thought I could have but in the second, I felt I grew into the game more and put in a good shift. It was good to get the three points.”
Reflecting on the game, Aaron believes he and his new team-mates exercised real dominance with a display which arguably should have been rewarded with a few more goals.
“It was a professional performance. Once we had gone two up, we could have got a few more goals but the way we defended - from back to front - meant we didn’t give them any chances and limited them to a handful of long range shots which our keeper has dealt with.”
As the contest wore on, Simpson’s pace down the left-hand side became increasingly menacing for a Thurrock defence stretched to handle his speed and direct style of play. Adding a fresh dimension to Steve Watt’s attacking weaponry, Simpson hopes to showcase strengths of his game even more during his loan spell.
“That’s what I feel I’m there for really, as an outlet for when the defence clear the ball, to pick it up and drive forwards. It brings everyone up the pitch and I’m glad the boys feel they can utilise me for that.”
Looking ahead to the next week, with three games in seven days, it’s yet another busy week for the Margate squad. After a good spell at home, Simpson revealed the positive atmosphere around the team is helping build a sense of momentum.
“Coming and seeing the boys do so well, I want to be a part of that and push us on to where we want to be. If we carry on the way we are, we can get in the plays offs and maybe push for automatic promotion. We just need to play the way we are and keep getting the points.
“The mood is good and morale is high because we keep winning and putting in good performances. The boys are happy and positive and going into games, we feel like we can win every week which is what you need during runs like this.”
Coming into a promotion campaign good be a daunting prospect for a young professional but after a warm welcome from his team-mates, Simpson is focussed on learning as much as he can and helping The Gate climb the table.
“Everyone has made me feel really welcome. Tuesday night was extra especial as the boys weren’t afraid to get me involved, pass me the ball and I’m learning a lot already. Although it was only my first game, I’ve taken a lot on board from the boys which is really positive.”
Let’s hope the positives continue tomorrow afternoon when The Gate travel to Harrow Borough.
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Friday, 26 January 2018
By Charlotte Richardson