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Prestedge Pleased With Three Points
Margate Midfielder Reece Prestedge admits Margate made it difficult for themselves in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Haringey Borough but was glad the Blues secured a much needed three points at Hartsdown Park.
“It was a good performance in the end but we made it hard for ourselves like we have now for the past couple of weeks. You look at the first half where we are 3-0 up and then we give them a glimpse of hope and we looked shaky at 3-2, but thankfully we managed to grind it out and get the 4th goal”.
“We need to get consistency by stop conceding sloppy goals but after a few wins in a row that will eventually come”.
Prestedge was adamant that the squad didn’t think it was over and half-time and even though Haringey fought back to 3-2 at one point there was no taking their foot off the gas at the break.
“We haven’t been able to manage games properly over the last few weeks so we definitely didn’t think it was game over. The team talk was not to give Haringey a leg up but that is exactly what we did”.
“It is hard because we need to keep clean sheets and start grinding out 1-0 wins rather than having o score four goals at home.”.
The former Maidstone and Welling Midfielder agrees with team mate Kadell Daniel that the players have let Manager Jay Saunders down in recent weeks with their performances.
“Kadell was spot on. The gaffer has been more than fair to us and the results and the performances haven’t been good enough. At Bishops Stortford we had a great first half but then gave them the game in the second half…. that isn’t what the Gaffer deserves”.
“He has put his faith in us as players but now hopefully we can start repaying him. As a whole today was a step in the right direction. We score goals but we need to stop giving goals away. I genuinely can’t remember conceding a goal and thinking, do you know what that is an unreal goal, we literally give them away”.
Prestedge expects another tough encounter when play-off chasing Enfield Town come to Hartsdown Park on Tuesday night.
“Where we are at the moment there is no easy game and for us to push on we need to start beating these teams. I know a few of their players like Billy Bricknell and if you give a player of his quality a sniff at goal he will take it”.
“We have to start making Hartsdown Park a tough place to come, hopefully we can play like we did on Saturday in the first half but for the whole 90 minutes on Tuesday evening”.
Monday, 27 January 2020
By Ryan Day