5-star Poachers

20 Jan 2019 in News

5-star Poachers 5-star Poachers

'Totally dominant second half'

Gary Edgley paid tribute to the character of his young players after they registered by far their biggest wn of the season.

They swept aside Leicester Nirvana 5-0, with goals coming from Jacon Fenton (two), Robert Raducan, Fraser Bayliss and Danny Horton.

Edgley said: "On the back of two good results and performances from my lads I was looking for them to kick on now and keep that improvement going.

"In our last match against Pinchbeck the lads worked their socks off and defended so well but I didn’t think we were that good in possession and we didn’t cause them many problems going forward so I wanted us to be a lot more proactive going forward and be better in possession - and we were! 

"We started brilliantly again with the Nirvana keeper called on to make three good saves in the first five minutes. We were dominating all over the pitch and not allowing them to have any time on the ball. With 25 gone we should have had a penalty but, to the ref's credit, at half-time he said he didn’t get a clear view. We continued to attack and keep them penned into their own half with limited breakaways from Nirvana. If I was then going to be critical at this point, I would have said we should of had a least 2 goals with the amount of gilt edge chances we had created.

"With it 1-0 at half-time, we said to the lads to just keep doing what we had done in the first half and be patient as more goals would come.

And they did in a totally dominant second half performance that more than matched the first, hence us scoring four more goals.

"My young players deserve an enormous amount of credit for their character over the last few months and the belief they have shown in me to believe what I want them to do and how I want them to play is the right thing to do.

"This is a great result and performance from us against a very good UCL team and now all we must concentrate on is keeping this mini-run going. Again my wife will find me in a good mood for the third weekend on the spin! Have a good weekend all."

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