/ May Seizes The Day With Goalscoring Brace
May Seizes The Day With Goalscoring Brace
Striker Jay May spearheaded a marvellous second half comeback on Saturday afternoon as Margate sealed three points against Harlow Town FC.
Scoring a brace, May was on the scoresheet alongside Frannie Collin and Jordan Chiedozie and was delighted Manager Steve Watt's attacking line up was rewarded.
"It's a big three points for us, especially coming back from two goals down. Our second half performance was much better and we picked up from where we left off against Folkestone on Monday."
"It was important we got the win today to boost the points on the board. We weren't up to scratch in the first half but it all clicked just in time and I thought we looked really dangerous and the two goal cushion was nice to have, especially when we went down to 10 men."
Speaking about his goals, May was pleased to be in the right place at the right time to head home both opportunities.
"It's always nice to get on the score sheet when there's a win. After the break, we knew we had to try and get a goal nice and early. We could have had two in the first half but their keeper made a couple of decent saves and we hit the crossbar; so there was a bit of relief to get the ball into the back of the net, then Frannie got the equaliser and we took the game from there."
Towards the end of the game, May was asked to perform an ever-so-slightly different role - in defence. After the dismissal of centre back George Essuman, the Gaffer had limited defensive options at his disposal, so May filled in making a couple of brilliant blocks to keep Harlow at bay.
"It was certainly a different role for me but at that point it was just a case of concentrating and making sure they didn't make the extra man count. I was happy to do what was needed and all the boys worked hard until we heard the final whistle go, as we were desperate to end our drawing run with a victory."
Looking ahead to Kingstonian's visit on Tuesday evening, it's another big game at Hartsdown Park and one May looks forward to.
"It's nice to have one final evening game, it's always a special atmosphere and draws a crowd. Saturday's result has done us no harm and we will look for another three points. Every game at this level is a battle but we know what we're capable of, we just need to make sure we're at it from the very start and don't afford teams the luxury of a head start like that again."
Monday, 09 April 2018
By Charlotte Richardson