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Martin Determined To Get Back To Winning Ways
Despite feeling like a loss, Saturday’s goal scorer Dave Martin believes the Margate squad has enough experience to sustain the club’s push for a play-off place.
Speaking after a dramatic late minute equaliser denied The Gate three points for the second consecutive week, Martin said:
“It’s a bit hard to take, it feels like a loss rather than a draw. We should have taken more from our last few games but we’ve got to start being a bit more ruthless in front of goal and harder to beat when defending our goal. It’s cost us but we’ll dust ourselves off and go again next.”
Looking back on the 90 minutes, Martin admitted the team invited too much pressure with a below-par second half display.
“We started the game well but we’re struggling with inconsistency at the moment. This week we started well first half but finished badly and it’s something we have to address.”
“I think it was a case of us causing our own problems and towards the end they went very direct putting forward their big hitters, going long and we soaked the pressure but could have done better ourselves.”
“Second half we played into their hands, we gave away too many opportunities for them to throw set pieces at us and were punished. The plus side is, we didn’t lose and it’s five games unbeaten.”
Martin’s disappointment was reflected by that of his team-mates who are determined to get back to winning ways against some tough opposition over the remaining weeks of this campaign.
“It’s always nice to score but I would have far rather had three points especially at this stage in the season. We are where we want to be but as each week goes past we need to keep getting the points. We need to make sure we’re back at it next week and in the driving seat.”
“Playing teams in and around us, taking points from those, it’s going to be a big few weeks. The main thing is we need to be more ruthless and seeing games.”
“The lads are all together, they’re a great bunch who all help each other out. The Gaffer, Browny and Mike have done a great job this season and when they send us out, it’s down to us to do the jobs we’ve been given.”
“We’ve got a lot of experienced players at a senior level who have done a lot, so we know what we’ve got to do and we’ve got to translate that on the pitch.”
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
By Charlotte Richardson